Banana-Nutella Muffins Day

On Friday I received an unexpected call from my old friend, Melinda. We’ve known each other for ages now, maybe for 13 years and it is rather funny that we first met in England where we both spent a year entertaining ourselves with working as babysitters. We accidentally met at an English class and did not make friends at that time. After the year was over and I was back in Hungary again, I decided to go to University to do English and become and English teacher, so I took preliminary class to help me pass the exams. And so did Melinda. We bumped into each other at this class and since she is a very open and friendly personality, the whole class knew everything about me by the time the first class started:) After the class was over, Melinda and myself we both took a successful exam to 2 different universities in the same famous Hungarian university town, Szeged and we moved in together with some others to survive university years. Well, I realized after half-a-year, that it wasn’t for me at all and since I’ve already fallen in love with tourism by then, I departed university. Even though we’ve kept in touch and we are still friends. She is great, very much caring and you can always rely on her if necessary.

She has a 2-year-old toddler, called Ana and this Friday Melinda called me to ask if they could come and visit us within 2 hours. Well, no problem at all, I was very happy to see them, but what could I offer them? Well, I used my brain and opened the internet to search for a muffin recipe as I thought they would like it.

Anyone who has ever made muffins before, knows, that they are easy to make and adored. Well, this banana-nutella muffin is JUST LOVELY, I can only recommend it to everyone. Even my nothing-to-eat, thin-like-a-rod daughter, Hana ate 3 pieces of them, and it is A thing! I will post the recipe so you will all enjoy these delicious and soft muffins:

BANANA-NUTELLA MUFFIN

Ingredients to make 12 muffins: 2 eggs, 12,5 dkg butter, 10 dkg sugar, 2 large ripe bananas, 10 dkg Nutella, 1 dl milk, 1 teaspoon baking soda, 25 dkg flour, 2 teaspoon baking powder

How to make the muffins:

1. Put the eggs, butter and sugar in a bowl and cream them together (even the hand mixer will do the trick), then add the squashed bananas and the nutella and mix well

2. Pour the milk in a jar and add the baking soda, then stir well

3. Put the flour and the baking powder in a third bowl and mix well

4. Add the milk and the flour mix to the nutella-banana cream till everything is combined

5. Now put the batter in a clean plastic bag, cut the edge and now carefully squeeze the batter into the paper-lined muffin tins.

Bake them in a preheated oven on 180° Celsius for about 25-30 minutes. Top them with icing sugar and since they are not too sweet, it will do good to them. If you cut out from paper a little star or heart or anything you fancy, you can make a nice topping.

The left-overs at the end of the day:

Lovely Banana-Nutella Muffins for toddlers

Lovely Banana-Nutella Muffins for toddlers

I took this recipe from Niki’s blog, and I send my greatest appreciation for this lovely muffin recipe.

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Still – Hana is bridesmaid

So after the groom and his party arrived, the best man got to his task and asked everyone to the accompany him and the groom in the courtyard as he was ready for making the official proposal. Then Viki arrived from upstairs, led by her father. She really was beautyful. She chose a kind of light brown dress and her make up and the tiny acessories matched with it very well. Karesz, her husband to be was waiting at the foot of the stairs and it was very much touching seeing them looking at each other with love. However thanks to the best man, the wole speech made us cry and laugh as well.

Viki and Karesz

Viki and Karesz

The bridesmaids were asked to stand in a line beneath the bride and groom, so Hana and Ana wasted no time but proudly stood by the older girls. No laughter, no running around, just as little ladies should behave. I wish, she would have stored some of this for the future:) I could do with it sometimes…

The little and the big bridesmaids

The little and the big bridesmaids

After Viki was officially proposed, given her parents and sister’s blessing, we all set off to walk to the marriage registration office first. At that moment, a few raindrops fell and Viki admitted later on, that she got really scared, as it’s been her dream all her life to walk through the village on her wedding day, to be admired. Well, she’s definitely been admired by the villagers. On the other hand, I would rather die, than do the same, so thanks Tareq again for having our wedding party in your kitchen:)

Hana really enjoyed the march too, she chose my parents for her company and she’s been jumping all the way long. I wonder if they had SUCH a great time too:)

Hana jumping in the march

Hana jumping in the march

Baby Dana behaved just lovely all day. She had some sleep every now and then, but when she was awake, she made no fuss at all. I felt sorry for her though, as it was a rather hot day and she had to stay in the chair most of the time, but she’s been like a little heroe. I am sure though that it helped a lot, that now she is able to entertain herself with some little toys she is given, otherwise she’s been busy seeing everything around her. So no wonder, all the family members were just amazed how calm a baby she was and they were all carried away by her beauty too.

My little pretty

My little pretty

After Viki and Karesz got through the marriage registration, we set up again and walked to the church now. It was again a very important scene in Hana’s day, as she and Ana took the task of throwing the rose-leaves walking the bride and the groom into the church. I wasn’t sure if she really was serious when my godmother asked her, but yes, she did it! They were so cute! Hana didn’t threw too much, probably she’s been saving them for an other time. No wonder, she’s been asking me eversince then, when the next wedding party would be, we were attending!

Throwing the rose-leaves

Throwing the rose-leaves

Dana got really hungry during the ceremony, so I brestfed her in the church and this way I could stay a little longer to see the service. After a while I had to go out though not to disturb those, who were still listening and I found Hana outside, playing busy with Ana and an other Hana, daughter of my cousin. At the end of the day, we had some photos with the husband and wife and then while they departed to the wedding party, we set off to catch the train home.

I thought Hana would be crying, seeing the others leaving, but I told her, they were just driving around beeping for a while and we had to go home anyway as we were tired. She understood it and there was no problem at all. I was very proud of her, just as of Dana since both girls behaved very well all day and it’s been a beautiful day for all of us. Once we get the official photos from Viki, I will post a family photo so you will see, how “beautiful” we’ve all been, as we were described!