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Tuesday, 18 September 2012

Strawberry & Banana Smoothie for this Strawberry Season!

It's Strawberry Season! I'm very excited because my mum has being doing some Strawberry Farming and they have fruited, yay!!
Strawberries straight from the farm!

So lot's of Strawberry smoothies & Strawberry baked products. We might add them to the Amari Quickbreads Bakery Products menu, we'll see ^_^!
Well, here is a Strawberry & Banana smoothie.

Strawberry and Banana Smoothie

Strawberry Smoothie-yummy!

Ingredients:

- 7 cups of Strawberries
- 8 pcs Ripe Bananas (Medium size)
- 1/2L Water
- 3 Tablespoons of Honey (or Sugar)

Directions:

Fresh Strawberries
1.) Wash the strawberries and set them aside. Peel the ripe bananas and set them aside as well
Medium ripe bananas

2.) Chop the ripe bananas and set them aside on a plate.
Chopped ripe bananas


3.) Put the water, strawberries, ripe bananas & sugar (or honey) in a blender and blend for 5 to 8 minutes.

4.) Pour into a glass and enjoy!
Strawberry smoothie in a glass


The smoothie was truly delicious...mmm good. Get some strawberries and enjoy ^_^!

Thursday, 13 September 2012

Delicious Apple Mini-Cake Recipe

I wanted to share a cake recipe that I truly love, (even without Frosting), yup. I love apples, and anything apple-like; apple juice, apple pie, apple cake. So I baked an Apple Mini-Cake for my family the other day and we ate it warm. It was so delicious, that I decided to share it; who knows, maybe we'll add it to the Amari Bakery menu soon ^_^ Here it is, enjoy!

Apple Cake

Apple Mini-Cake

Ingredients:

- 11/2 cups All-Purpose Flour
- 11/2 teaspoons Baking Powder
- 1 teaspoon Ground Cinnamon
- 1/3 cup Margarine
- 1/3 cup Sugar
- 1 Egg
- 1/3 cup Milk
- 1 Pce regular size Apple (Preferably Red kind)-Cored & cubed
- 1 pce Lemon (Squeezed for juice)

Directions:

1.) Preheat oven to 350ºF. Then grease and flour a Round 6" cake pan. Set aside.
2.) In a separate bowl, sift the flour & baking powder and set aside.
3.) In small bowl; combine the cubed apples, cinnamon, lemon juice & a small amount of sugar (about 2 Tablespoons) and mix. Set aside.
Apple mixture

4.) Cream the remaining sugar & margarine in a medium bowl for up to 3 minutes. Add the egg and beat for another 1 - 2 minutes.
5.) Add the flour mixture and milk alternately, three times, starting and ending with the flour. Mix thoroughly but do not over-mix.
6.) Pour one-third of the batter into the prepared pan, then layer half of the apple mixture on top. Pour another third of the batter, 
Apple cake batter & mixture layering

then layer the rest of the apple mixture and top it off with the remaining third of the batter.
Apple cake batter complete

7.) Place in the pre-heated oven in a middle rack and bake for 35-45 minutes, or until toothpick inserted comes out clean.

8.) Remove cake from oven and let it cool for at least 5 minutes in the pan. Then remove it and place it on a cooling rack to cool for at least 10 minutes.
9.) You can serve warm on a plate to have with tea or coffee. If you would like, you can also cool completely and frost it.
Apple Cake is served

 Bon Apetit!
Slice of Apple Cake - yummy!

I love this cake because it can be enjoyed warm, cold, frosted or un-frosted. It is always delicious either way! Maybe we'll add it to our menu, let us know what you think. ^_^

If you would like to learn how to bake awesome cake recipes and frost them; sign up for our Cake & Decoration Course. Get more details on our website. You can also email: bakingclasses@amaribakery.co.ke or Call/Text/WhatsApp: 0707557091

Thursday, 6 September 2012

Storage Tips for the Upcoming Hot Season

In our wonderful bakery, we bake the old-fashioned way; we don't use any preservatives or bread stabilizers. We like using fresh ingredients on our baked products and we also like to keep them as natural and chemical-free as we possibly can. That also means that the shelf-life of our products is reasonable shorter than that of other baked products sold in shops or supermarkets (it also means fresh products for our customers daily). Lucky for you we deliver to you Monday to Saturday, so you can order whenever ^_^.
In this upcoming hot season though, we would like to remind everyone of the proper storage of our fruit breads and other products since perishable goods spoil faster in a warmer environment. Hope this tips are helpful.

Tip No. 1:

- Make sure when you receive your order from Amari Quickbreads Bakery, read the label so that you are aware of the shelf-life of the bread.
Amari packed fruit breads

Tip No. 2:

- As our labels suggest, make sure you store the baked products in a cool dry place, so they do not spoil faster.

Tip No. 3:

- We like our customers to consume the baked products we supply on the day supplied and the day after.
Frosted orange Cupcake

However: if you would like to keep them an extra day, you can store in the refrigerator to give it another day. You can also check out our storage tips on our previous blog post on storage.

Tip No. 4:

- If you would like to consume our products at several times during the week and you're not sure if they will last; remember that as long as you order a day before; we can deliver to you any day. We are open for delivery Monday to Saturday and we can deliver to you as often as you would like us to; we're here to make you happy. ^_^

Hope those tips are helpful and you can always contact us for any questions you have through our website or E-mail: info@amaribakery.co.ke or Call or Text: 0707557091.

Enjoy the upcoming warm season, thanks for always supporting us and stay tuned for more sales coming up during the month ^_^