"I’m making squares tonight" I said to a friend of mine many months ago, to which their response was "squares?". I cannot begin to express how shocked I was with any of the letters on my keyboard tonight, but even the word "tray bake" didn’t suffice to bring more clarity to the subject. I then proceeded to use the example of a brownie as a point of comparison in order to make them understand, in hindsight I suppose it would have been easier to just bring some squares to their house the next day lol. What’s even more surprising is that "squares" are not baked in a square cake tin as far as I know, they are predominately baked in a rectangle tin. There are probably valid reasons for this in relation to the size of one’s oven and how to get as many "squares" out of one bake in order to reduce oven time but still I found that little fact interesting.
After much babbling some of you already know this particular bake is oreo orientated, and you are mostly correct! In addition to some lovely oreos we have bananas!!!! Such a beautiful combination and right now I can’t for the life of me understand why I proceeded to make a cutting of them before frosting them, but i’m sure my little cousin won’t mind as she devours them all. A beautiful combination that I would recommend, also works well in cupcakes, however i’m not so sure it would be texturally sound for a cake. One pitfall I would draw out from baking with these two flavours is to watch out because bananas are very powerful!!! So just be sure to taste as you go, I usually “eye up” the amount of oreos I pour in and judge by the colour and texture of the batter because I’m used to it. Also because I don’t really eat these things (cue shock and horror “oh my gosh you bake soo much but you don’t eat these things??”). Yes I know it sounds a bit weird but I have an arsenal of people that can guarantee you these flavours always come out on top :)
Happy Baking & Eating :)