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Sunday, 19 May 2013

Podgy's weekend bakes

Good morrow all. It's Podgy Le Chef here today to
show off bake some weekend treats for the bears; banana and chocolate chip muffins. First I needed to look
my usual gorgeous self the part, so I divested myself of my comfy onesie in favour of my chef's whites. Goodness I do scrub up well, have you ever seen such a handsome bear as me?

I pawrused the Internet, and found a recipe on Mumsnet (I'm sure that's a spelling mistake and should read bearsnet!)

Anyhoo, if you fancy baking along:

60g chocolate chips (dark ones work really well)
250g bananas (two or three) weighed after peeling (ripe or overripe work well) and mashed with a fork
2 large eggs
125ml vegetable oil
150g caster sugar
225g self-raising flour
1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
Mmmm choc chips, should I try one
packor two?

I whisked together the oil, eggs and sugar.

Then added the flour and bicarbonate of soda, mixing until just combined. Finally I added the mashed banana and chocolate chips.

I cooked -the muffins, not me - in the oven at 180 degrees, for 25 minutes. I checked the muffins were completely cooked by inserting a skewer into the middle, I was tempted to just stick my paw in, but thought it might get a bit burnt.

I placed the muffins on a cooling tray, oooh my kitchen smelled like a little bit of heaven.

One for each paw, mmm.

With love from the bears


  1. Oh Podgy they do sound and look scrummy. I do miss baking as i dont do any now sadly. Thanks for the masterclass and yes you look very smart in your chef's whites

    Gill x

  2. Yummy looking muffins, Podgy - and you do look very smart in your chef's gear. Make sure you don't expand out of the waistline with all those chocolate chips!
    Alison xx

  3. I wish I could scratch and sniff the screen - yum! Is there no end to the talent of the bears?


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