Close
Exit

Jake Lo’s blogpost

Peanut Butter + Banana Biscuits

What happens when I have to do a time-sensitive project with an entry expiry date? Start off early and not have to worry about it like a responsible adult? HAHAHAHAHA, nope. I’m not a role model adult. I’m not like other adults. I’m a cool adult. That one who will buy you ice-cream when your mom’s not looking. But I digress.

So my friends pointed out this competition by Malaysian daily The Star. The R.AGE Food Fight, which is a competition where we have to upload a video of us preparing an original dish, write a blogpost about it, and then submit through e-mail. So I thought, why not? I’ve just finished my manuscript and I’ve got nothing better to do while I wait for my beta readers, so I might as well.
Yep. That’s my entry. A put-together-at-the-last-minute video with the most basic of equipment, materials, and software. But for something done at 6AM (my entire family was busy with a gathering that went on far longer than we all thought), I’d say that it was okay in terms of effort, considering the fact that I very nearly passed out halfway through.
So if you don’t want to or can’t watch the video for reasons, I’ve broken down the recipe here for you to follow. It really is one of my favourite things to bake since it’s so versatile, super-light, and they melt in your mouth. Addictive pieces of peanut butter and banana clouds, really.

Pictured: Real-Life Witchcraft
INGREDIENTS:
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup softened butter
  • 2 tablespoons palm oil
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter (smooth or crunchy)
  • 1 egg
  • 1 mashed banana
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 small bag M&M’s (for decoration)
DIRECTIONS:
 
Preheat the oven to 350F/177C, and prepare a baking sheet by lining it with parchment paper.
 
In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon until completely combined. Set aside to a safe spot.
 
In your mixer bowl, cream together butter and brown sugar until light, for about 1 minute or so. Add in peanut butter, egg, mashed banana, and vanilla. Continue mixing on medium until combined. Then mix in dry ingredients until combined.
 
Measure out a balls of dough and set on parchment paper. Do not let them touch. Decorate with one M&M each. Then let cool on wire rack.
 
Serve with tea or coffee.
So there we go. That’s how you make Peanut Butter + Banana Biscuits. Just make sure your banging around in the kitchen at 6AM doesn’t wake anybody in the house. I’m sure with both hands, this recipe will be much easier to follow than when you have to concentrate on holding a phone steady in the other.
But anyway, Happy Baking!

Tell us what you think!

BTW…

Championing children’s education

Education director-general Datuk Dr Habibah Abdul Rahim speaks on the importance of empathy-based education, the challenges of adapting education policies in light of the Covid-19 situation, and her “dream” education system.

Read more Like this post3

I lost my mother to the Japanese war

 Whenever Allied planes bombed Sandakan town as part of its campaign to liberate Borneo, Daniel Chin Tung Foh’s grandfather would rush the whole family into a bomb shelter behind their house.  During its heyday, the British North Borneo Company had developed Sandakan into a major commercial and trading hub for timber, as well as […]

Read more Like this post1

A witness to the Double Tenth revolt

 Chua Hock Yong was born in Singapore, but his grandfather moved the family to British North Borneo (now Sabah) to establish their business in 1939 when he was a year old.  The Japanese invaded Borneo shortly after, but the family continued living in their shophouse in Gaya Street, Jesselton, now known as Kota Kinabalu.  […]

Read more Like this post3

An encounter with victims of the Sandakan Death Marches

 When the Second World War came to Borneo, Pelabiu Akai’s mother moved the family back to their village in Nalapak, Ranau.  Although the Japanese were known to be ruthless and brutal conquerors, they left the villagers to their own devices and Pelabiu had a largely uneventful life – until she came across gaunt-looking Allied […]

Read more Like this post4

Sarawak’s only living child prisoner of war

 Jeli Abdullah’s mother died from labour complications after giving birth to him and his twin brother. To his Bisaya tribe, this was seen as a bad omen, and his father did not know what to do with the twins.  Fortunately, an Australian missionary couple decided to adopt the newborns. But misfortunate fell upon the […]

Read more Like this post3

Lest we forget

AFIO Rudi, 21, had never thought much about his grandfather Jeli Abdullah’s life story until an Australian TV programme interviewed the 79-year-old about being Sarawak’s last surviving World War II child prisoner of war (POW). The engineering student then realised that despite living in Sarawak all his life, he also didn’t know very much of […]

Read more Like this post5
Go top