Sunday, October 24, 2010

Banana Cake

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Recently, Abba had been to Sakaleshpur. When he returned, he brought large bunches of bananas(the smaller variety) with him. There was a lot, and Umma was not sure how to finish them. So during the weekend, Umma asked me to prepare banana bread. Now I am a girl who tries to avoid bananas as much as possible. Therefore, I was reluctant, but at the end, I agreed. I found a recipe which sounded good to me. I went upto the kitchen and began to check if all the ingredients were available. Yes,  you guessed it right. We were short of 1 ingredient-eggs.
Me: But we don't have eggs at home!
Umma: Oh, can we get an eggless banana bread recipe?
Me: (recalling my flour-tasting eggless brownies)Actually, I don't share a good relationship with eggless cakes.
Umma: C'mon....there will be some good recipe.
Me: Ok......
And I found THE eggless banana bread recipe. I wouldn't call it banana bread since it had a cake texture. So here is my banana "cake" recipe.
1 cup sugar (  3/4 cup if using Indian granulated Sugar)
3 bananas (I used 12 small ones)
4 tbsp melted unsalted butter(I used salted butter and left out the salt)
2 tbsp yogurt/curds/dahi
1 and 1/2 cup all purpose flour (Maida)
1/4 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp vanilla essence / extract
1/4 cup milk
1/2 cup chopped walnuts (optional- i used pistachios and almonds instead)

  1. Pre Heat oven to 350 degree Fahrenheit / 180 degree centigrade
  2. Mash the bananas, add sugar, yogurt and mix.
  3. With a hand beater add butter, salt, and flour till incorporated. (You can just mix them in too)
  4. Mix the Baking Soda with the milk and add it to the above mix along with the vanilla essence.
  5. Mix in the walnuts and stir till everything is well blended.
  6. Pour this batter in a greased bread tin and bake for about 50-60 minutes or till a tooth pick inserted comes out dry.

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  1. Your banana bread looks delicious especially with the added nuts