August 8, 2017
Who said holidays are boring? Last August 8, five girls were ready to rumble not in a boxing ring but to learn how to make banana crumble. Ging-ging, the junior staff in Iraya Study Center showed the girls that banana crumble is as easy as 1-2-3.
The girls were divided into two groups: one group cut up the saba, a common variety of bananas for cooking while another group prepared what would be the topping or crumble. Afterwards, they also watched the sugar solution boil wherein the cut up bananas were left for a few minutes. These were later on placed on Teflon bowls and topped with the crumble before it was cooked in the oven for 20-30 minutes.
While waiting, they were taught different ways of designing the plates. Carlotta, one of the resident volunteers in Iraya, taught them how to make “fork designs” on the plate simply by sprinkling cinnamon on top of the forks to create a fork stencil design on the plate wherein they platted the banana crumble. They each had a chance to show their creativity in platting their own slice. Afterwards, they let the baked banana crumble cool for a bit before topping it with no less than vanilla ice cream.
The girls had so much fun that one participant asked “Will we have this weekly?”