Saturday, May 30, 2009


Thanks to the original poster of this recipe, Virgina Rodriguez. I found her recipe quite a while back, and tried it and found the taste so close to the mamon I remembered. I just tweaked her recipe a little bit by adding a few drops of orange extract and lessening the amount of sugar.


6 eggs (separate yolk from white)
1 teaspoon cream of tartar
¾ cup white sugar
1 cup cake flour (replace 2 tablespoons of plain flour with 2 tablespoons of corn flour/starch if you haven’t got cake flour)
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon vanilla essence
Few drops of orange or lemon extract (optional)
1/2 cup vegetable oil

Spray mamon moulds (you can use regular muffin pans if you don't have moulds)

  1. Sift cake flour and baking powder in a bowl and set aside
  2. In a separate large bowl, beat egg whites and cream of tartar until very foamy like meringue but not stiff
  3. Add sugar gradually and continue beating
  4. Add vanilla, orange extract (if using) and vegetable oil
  5. Add egg yolks one at a time and continue beating
  6. Using a spatula, fold the cake flour and baking powder and continue mixing
  7. Spray moulds or line muffin pans with paper cups and pour mixture about 2/3 full
  8. Bake in a preheated 180 degree C (350 F) oven for approximately 12-15 minutes or until golden brown (160 C for fan forced oven)

Banana Muffins

These muffins are very easy to make. Enjoy them with a cuppa. A great way to use up those very soft bananas you have lying around your breakfast table.


125 g butter or margarine
1 cup caster sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla essence
2 eggs
2 cups self raising flour
¼ teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
1 cup mashed ripe bananas (approximately 2 large bananas)
1/3 cup natural yoghurt (I used 1 small tub of whatever yoghurt I have. The recipe is very forgiving)
1 cup chopped nuts (pecan, walnuts, hazelnuts or combinations)
1 cup sultanas (I also tried 1 cup of chopped prunes)


  1. Cream butter and sugar until soft and fluffy.
  2. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition
  3. Add flour alternately with the combined mashed banana and yoghurt.
  4. Stir through Nuts and Sultanas, mix thoroughly.
  5. Pour in the prepared muffin pans (spray your muffin pans or line them with paper cups)
  6. Bake in a moderate oven, 180 C or 160 C for fan forced oven, for 12 – 15 minutes