Happy Melbourne Cup Day !

I love Melbourne Cup Day.
Are we the only country who has turned a horse race into a Public Holiday ?
As much as I would love to be all frocked up to the finest and sipping champagne at the races, we are enjoying a family home day. A bit of gardening, cooking and general domestic bliss.

I love cooking and I love inventing my own recipes. I have dreams of illustrating my own cook book one day. In the mean time, now that I have a blog I might start sharing some of my favourite tried and tested recipe here.
These are what I cooked today and they are good ! The kids loved them.
Happy horsing around !

Chocolate Banana Muffins at Birdrock

40 gms butter
1/2 cup caster sugar
2 ripe bananas
2 eggs
1 cup Buttermilk
approx 1 cup of chocolate melts
1tsp cinnamon
1 tsp baking powder
2 cups Self Raising Flour sifted

Using an electric mixer, mix the butter and sugar together until creamy
Mix in the eggs
Mix in the bananas
Mix in the buttermilk
Combine the SR Flour, Baking powder and cinnamon
Mix it all together

Add 18 paper patty pans to a muffin tray (trays)
Fill each one 3/4 full with the mixture
Stand 3 chocolate melts in each muffin mix

Bake at 180 degrees for approx 20 mins or until golden on top.

Enjoy !, I bet you can't eat just one.