Earlier I posted a recipe for butterscotch banana cake. The cake is made by first caramelizing the sugar, then cooking bananas and butter in it. This process deepens the flavor and takes the humble banana cake to a whole new level! I did the same thing with carrot cake. The carrot cake had a much deeper flavour, it is light and moist. And there is no smell and only a mild taste of carrots, in case you are not a big fan of carrots.
I prefer my cakes without icing or frosting. As a result the cake probably looks a bit naked and dull. The saying "its not the looks that count" applies to cakes as well. I like icing, however I would rather have two or more slices of cake without icing than have one slice with icing. Its a preference thing. Of course I can have two or more slices with icing, and given the opportunity I probably will, but thats another discussion. The recipe is available here.
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Source: Huffington Post
What are the dirtiest places in a restaurant? ABC News correspondent Elisabeth Leamy and Dr. Philip Tierno of NYU's microbiology lab recently went undercover at 10 restaurants in three states. They sampled various surfaces for bacterial life using a cotton swab.
Not surprisingly the dirtiest place is not the toilet, it’s the seats. Leamy speculated that the reason is that most restaurants don't think to sanitize chairs. The 10 most germ-infested parts of the restaurants is shown below.
3. Lemon Wedges
4. Salt and Pepper Shakers
6. Rims of Glasses
7. Bathroom Door Knobs
8. Bathroom Faucets
9. Ketchup Bottles
10. Salad Bar Tongs
Imagine having tequila shots, using lemon and salt, and a lemon wedge falls on the seat, which you pick up. You’ll end up covering 4 out of the top 6 items.