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I'm not one to cook or bake a lot but in just a few days, I made two things o_O

Apple chips:
Crispy on the outside, juicy and chewy on the inside =)

Banana bread:
I left it in the oven a bit too long but it still turned out very fluffy and juicy in the middle. Very yummy =)

Also I watched the anime film Ookami Kodomo no Ame to Yuki. I was crying 20 minutes in T__T It was a good movie but unfortunately it falls apart in the last 45 minutes =/ I don't think they knew what they should end it with. It seemed disjointed by the end. I would still recommend it though. 3/4 of the movie was very good. It's just the end that was a little bit disappointing. The artwork is fantastic and the animation very fluid, likeable characters. 8/10

Of all Hosoda Mamoru's movies I've watched, I still like Toki wo Kakeru Shoujo the best. Summer Wars unfortunately also disappointed me at the end.

Oh right, I also finished Free ~Eternal Summer~ and Hunter x Hunter (2011). My reviews I wrote for a forum.

Free ~Eternal Summer~
Why? Because why the fuck not XD I've seen the first season and that was uh, underwhelming? Too much focus on their relationships which was very cringeworthy and sappy. This 2nd season, however, was surprisingly good. It actually focused a lot more on swimming. The characters still had their quirks but at least they had legitimate things to worry about which in turn affected their relationships and swimming, thus giving the plot a better development. I have to add though that they went quite overboard with the fan service. Geez, we get that all those pretty boys in half-naked close-ups (mostly in pairs with twinkles in their eyes as they stare at each other *cough*) are great fodder for yaoi fans but jfc, turn that shit down a bit. Even I was embarrassed watching it at times.
It was ok to watch for a high school slice-of-life. 6.5/10

Hunter x Hunter (2011)
Well, this has been a long ride and it was quite enjoyable. For the first dozen or so episodes I had to get used to the happier mood of this reboot. The first series from 1999 felt grittier and darker, which I actually prefer because HxH is pretty damn violent and brutal. It was nice, however, that the pace was faster and they didn't linger too much on the individual arcs with filler eps. What I was most surprised about was the Ant arc because I remember I didn't like that part in the manga at all. Possibly due to the irregular chapter releases back in the days. The anime did a good job with that arc and I even had to shed a tear at the end.
All in all, it was good. We'll see if they're going to adapt the following arc. The manga is on hiatus again and I'm not liking the story so far. It's nice to see Kurapika again but it's weird without Gon or Killua... 7.5/10

Date: 2014-10-05 02:52 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mantou-chan.livejournal.com
I want those chips and banana bread *O*
I missed banana bread, it's been a while since the last time I make/ate them. Can you share your banana bread recipe?

Date: 2014-10-05 06:47 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] icassop.livejournal.com

3 ripe bananas
1 egg
300g flour
100g sugar (I used less though because of the bananas; around 80g maybe)
15g baking powder
8g vanilla sugar
1/2 tsp salt
4 tbsp (vegetable) oil
4 tbsp raisins (optional)

Mash the bananas*, mix in the egg, sugar, vanilla sugar, oil and salt. Sift the flour and baking powder into it. Add in the raisins (optional). Mix until smooth. Grease a loaf pan and pour the mix in. Preheat oven to 180°C and bake the bread for 45 minutes.

*I mashed the bananas with a fork so it wasn't totally smooth but had bits in it. If you want it smooth, use a hand mixer.
Edited Date: 2014-10-05 06:49 pm (UTC)

Nom nom nom

Date: 2014-10-06 09:05 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] naekubi (from livejournal.com)
This looks really yummy. Now I want banana bread, but don't have any bananas =(

Re: Nom nom nom

Date: 2014-10-06 02:52 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] icassop.livejournal.com
lol, you know, mom has declared it now the go-to recipe for over-ripe bananas instead of the other pastry.


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