Banana Raisin Bread

4 ripe bananas, mashed
1/4 cup raisins, set aside some for toppings
2 cups all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 tablespoon ground cinnamon
2 pieces egg
1 cup white sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon vinegar dissolved in 1/2 cup evaporated milk
1/2 cup vegetable oil
2 tablespoon banana flavoring or vanilla extract

Part 1
1. In a bowl, combine the sugar, eggs, vegetable oil, milk, and flavoring. Mix together until well combined. In another bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cinnamon. Add dry ingredients to the wet ingredients until well combined. Fold in the mashed banana and raisins.

2. Pour batter in prepared loaf pan until 3/4 full. Top with remaining raisins.

3. Bake in preheated oven at 150 degrees F for 40-45 minutes or until toothpick inserted at the middle comes out with few crumbs (not wet batter). Remove from oven and let cool. Run a knife around the pan to remove the bread.

Yogurt and Chocolate Chip Muffins

Filipino Style Recipe: I just happened to have some yogurt in the fridge so I looked for a recipe where I can use it. Luckily, I saw this recipe and I just knew this would be a good muffin. The yogurt made the muffins so moist and the chocolate chip/cinnamon topping gave them some twist. I also added chopped pecans on the toppings for some crunch.

Estimated time of baking and preparation: 30 minutes
Good for: 12 muffins

1 cup plain yogurt
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 eggs
1/2 cup oil
2 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups flour
1 cup white sugar
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup mini chocolate chips

2 tablespoon brown sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 tablespoon mini chocolate chips
2 tablepoon chopped nuts (peanuts, walnuts, or pecan will do)

Part 1
1. In a medium bowl, combine yogurt and baking soda.Mix and set aside.
2. In another bowl, mix eggs, oil, and vanilla until well combine.
3. In a large bowl, mix flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Add the egg mixture in three parts, mixing slightly after each addition. Add the yogurt mixture and stir until just moistened. Fold in the chocolate chips
4. Pour batter in greased muffin pan.

Part 2
1. In a bowl, combine all ingredients for the toppings. Sprinkle on top of the muffins.
2. Bake muffins in preheated oven at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 20 minutes.

Yema Cake

Filipino Style Recipe: Yema cake is a creamy and delicious custard cake originate in southern part of Luzon. This dessert is made from 2 layer chiffon cake coated with yema frosting. The custard is almost similar to brazo de mercedez and dulce de leche that consists of egg yolks, condensed milk, evaporated milk and vanilla extract.

Chiffon Cake:
Flour Mixture:
1 1/4 cups cake flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup white sugar

Egg Yolks Mixture:
4 egg yolks from large-sized eggs
1/3 cup whole milk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon lemon extract
1/4 cup vegetable oil

Egg White Mixture:
4 egg whites
1/4 cup white sugar
1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar

Yema Frosting:
6 egg yolks
1 can condensed milk
1 big can evaporated milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Part 1
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
2. In a mixing bowl, mix flour mixture until well blended then sift.
3. In a separate bowl, combine egg yolks mixture then whisk slowly until smooth.
4. Combine flour and egg yolks mixture while continue mixing until smooth and well blended.

Part 2
1. In another bowl, beat egg whites and cream of tartar until frothy.
2. Gradually add white sugar while continue mixing until stiff peaks are formed.
3. Gently add egg white mixture into flour and egg yolks mixture then whisk until well blended.
4. Add vegetable oil then fold.

Part 3
1. In a cake pan lined bottom with parchment paper then pour batter mixture then bake for 40-45 minutes.
2. Remove from the oven then let it cool. Remove cake from the pan then refrigerate before frosting.

Part 4
1. In a sauce pan, combine yema frosting mixture then cook while continuously stirring over low heat until becomes thick.

Part 5
1. Slice chiffon cake horizontally into two equal parts.
2. In a cake board, place the top slice upside down then spread a thin layer of yema frosting at the top.
3. Place the other slice on top, bottom side up then spread and cover the whole cake with yema frosting.
4. Sprinkle with grated cheese on top then refrigerate before serving.