Banana Walnut Bread

125g sugar
50g unsalted butter, softened
2 large eggs
4 ripe bananas, mashed
4 tbsp plain yogurt
1 tsp vanilla powder
260g all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
60g walnuts, small pieces

1. Cream together the sugar and butter until fluffy.
2. Stir in eggs. Stir in bananas, yogurt, vanilla and walnuts.
3. Gently stir in flour mixed with baking soda and salt.
4. Pour into a 9x5x3 loaf pan. Bake at 350 degrees F for about 1 hour.

Zune FUD

There’s an amazing amount of Zune FUD on the net these days. I’ve owned several generations of iPods and I’m looking forward to the release of Zune. It will be the first portable player to support MP3, AAC, WMA, WMV and H.264 (though apparently H.264 support will be through transcoding at launch; native support will probably follow in a future firmware update). The 3-play/3-day limit on wireless music sharing is a major handicap, though.

Microsoft Zune

Greek spice cake

2 c. sifted all-purpose flour
2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. baking soda
3 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. nutmeg
1 tsp. cloves, ground
1/8 tsp. salt
1/8 tsp. pepper
1/8 tsp. allspice
2 eggs
1 c. white sugar
1 c. light brown sugar
1 c. salad oil
1 c. sour milk

Beat eggs thoroughly and mix with brown sugar and set aside. Mix the dry ingredients together and add the milk. Then add the eggs and brown sugar and stir thoroughly. Add the oil last. Pour into a lightly greased 7 1/2 x 7 1/2 inch pan. Bake for 50 minutes at 350 degrees.