My darling Son-In-Law..offered to bring me when he has business there though..that will be nice..
I am a country bumpkin..moved to the country when I married..my career was in the country..so I never really had a need to relearn driving into the city..If I had to go to a notary downtown..etc..Providence provided :)
She is in the city...
Thankfully she made many friends here and visits....and once..I met her at a pastry shop she favors..that I can easily get to:)I've been to her adorable apartment twice..In the city..Le Plateau..It's just so charming!I already have a fave food store..Latina.The staff was so nice..so kind..and I found my vanilla bean paste there..and a great little pancetta..(Shh..Jacques has just started a batch of home made pancetta...)
At the pastry shop..she ordered her strong coffee(lived in France for years..and Ireland)..I ordered my vanilla hazelnut..I am a coffee woos..although I did enjoy my espressos and cappuccinos in Italy:)
and she ordered a Banana ~ Raspberry muffin~
I had a bite..it was divine!
I Googled Banana ~Rasberry muffins...so many!
I have a few fave banana bread recipes.. from rich to less rich..to chocolate marbled to a new chocolate one.. to pretty rolled one:).... without even knowing about my quest..my daughter happened to call and mention one that was in the book I gave them..:Auntie Bernice's recipe~
I thought why search for Banana ~Raspberry muffins..when this recipe would adapt perfectly?It's my least ingredient easiest banana bread recipe~
And so it did..It adapted perfectly.Very fitting that that certain daughter gave me this platter and dome yrs ago:)
Do you spy a camera in the left hand corner?
My friend Diane..I went to Italy and France with Di and her husband..
gave me that cute camera when she and her husband came for dinner Friday night~She said it called her name but screamed mine:)
1/2 cup creamed margarine( this is a 1970's recipe..I use softened butter)
1 cup sugar
3 ripe mashed bananas(I used 2 mashed and 3/4-1 cup whole raspberries..lovely ones)
a pinch of salt... they used to say DASH of salt:)
2 cups of flour
1/2 tsp baking soda..
Cream butter and sugar until light add pinch of salt..eggs one at a time and then the mashed bananas,
In batches add the flour that you have sifted with the baking soda.
Gently fold in the raspberries.
Bake at 350 F..for ap 30 mins..the cake takes ap 1 hr..but my muffins were done after 30 mins..and I baked on convection at 320.
I really like convection for baking..
On some I added a slice of banana like they had in the pastry shop:)
Oh and by the way..you know I love cupcake /muffin wrappers..cups..
So MANY casings change color..
The REYNOLDS FOIL LINED ONES..
I still love the big brown and white casings....But for the normal large muffins? These have been the best..every one ..the butter or oil etc.. soaks through..not these! And they come off so easily..
This was not a paid advert:)
But you must admit..they are unscathed..
PS I had another muffin..two days in a row.