Blogging has changed how I cook.
I don’t cook the same things that often because otherwise I won’t be able to blog about it. Whenever I cook or bake something I immediately start picturing the photo set in my head, the colours and textures of the background, the props and accessories. I also don’t shop in sets anymore, I keep picking up crockery and anything that looks interesting and would make a pretty picture. Mats, doilys, handmade paper – anything! This is something that would be every food bloggers dream.
I’ve met so many wonderful people, and they’re actually real! :D This was something I definitely wasn’t expecting, and that’s why I began with a pseudonym, Coco, but now I don’t see the need for it (I’m slowly trying to phase it out).
Blogging has connected me to the Universe.
I’d never think I’d get a parcel from someone I never knew and send a bunch of Indian goodies halfway across the world! I joined the Daring Bakers in churning out some absolutely delicious treats – something I probably wouldn’t have followed through on my own.
I’m so happy I started blogging, it keep me connected with what I’m extremely passionate about. How has food blogging changed you?
Now it’s time for some food fun. I’m a big fan of Nutella and I really wanted to incorporate it into a cake so I whipped up this recipe and what I got was some wonderfully moist, luscious and decadent Banana & Nutella Cupcakes. I can’t stop gushing about how extremely moist and soft these turned out to be. You have got to try this!
Nutella Banana Cupcakes
(yield – 12 cupcakes)
125g/4.5oz / 1/2 cup butter (a tad more than a stick) butter, softened
100g/3.5oz. / 1/2 cup sugar, powdered
2 large ripe bananas, mashed
100g/3.5oz./ 1/2 cup Nutella
4 tablespoon cocoa powder, sifted
2 tsp baking soda
200g/7oz./ 1 1/2 cup flour
100ml/3.5 fl oz. / 1/2 cup hot milk
fun decorations if you’d like to dress it up
More Nutella for the glaze
- Beat the butter and sugar together. Add the eggs on at a time. Next, add the mashed bananas and nutella. Beat a little more. Add in the cocoa powder.
- Sift together the baking soda and the flour. Add this to the banana mixture.
- Pour over the hot milk. Beat it together one last time.
- Grease a muffin pan and pour in the batter. Fill to the top if you’d like big nutella cupcakes.
- Bake in a preheated oven at 350°F or 180°C for 20-30 minutes.
- Let it completely cool, after which spread a generous layer of Nutella. Don’t be shy. ;-)
- Decorate as you’d like.
Here are some other must-try Nutella Recipes: