Monday, October 8, 2012

Banana Bread

Recipe 1: Best as Bread
6 or more ripe bananas
1/2 cup of oil
1 cup sugar (I used - 3/4 cup sugar)
3 eggs (whisk whites separately)
1 tsp baking soda
2 tbps hot water
1/4 cup nuts (optional)
1 tsp vanilla essence
1 3/4 cup plain flour
1/4 tsp salt
Dates (Optional - puree - the hard type)

Add shortening/oil to sugar, vanilla and yolks.  Mix
Add soda dissolved in hot water.
Sift flour and salt together add to wet mixture and stir in.
Add bananas, mashed or/and slices
Fold 1 tbp of whites to loosen the batter.  Then fold in the rest of the egg whites.
Pour half the mixture into lined loaf tin.  (Batter is quite runny like thick honey)
Flatten and layer some de-stoned dates puree (see pic. below)
Cover with remaining mixture
Dot with sliced bananas and walnuts.
Bake in pre-heated oven 170°C for about 1hour and 15 mins or till done inside.
If it browns too early on top,place aluminum foil on top, take off at end of baking.
Leave to cool before slicing.

Here, I used only fresh bananas, big chunks make a knobbly, rugged loaf (also, I'd ran out of my frozen stash.)

If it's going to stand for a while, might be a good idea to toss banana chunks in lemon juice for preservation)
If you prefer a smoother texture mash bananas good and proper.

Super moist, full of flavour! Date layer not only adds taste but looks incredible.

Source: Seasoned with Sun (Recipes from corner of Texas and Old Mexico)


NOTE: Tested this same Bread recipe for muffins, not so successful as the actual Muffin recipe below.
They were not as light and fluffy, though taste was still good.
Look at next recipe for  better Muffins.

Recipe 2: Best as Muffins

Recipe 2:
3 or more ripe bananas
1 1/2 cups of plain flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
vanilla essence
3/4 sugar
1 egg (whisk white separately)
1/3 cup melted margarine/butter (I used oil)
cinnamom/nutmeg/walnuts (optional

Add all dry ingredients (not sugar) together in a bowl
Whisk egg white
In another bowl, add butter, vanilla essence, yolk, sugar. Mix.
Add bananas, mashed or sliced whatever you like.
Sift dry ingredients to batter. Mix.
Fold in egg white
Mixture should be quite thick (not runny at all)
Bake in pre-heated oven 170oc for about till done inside.

Scoop mixture into paper cases, top with walnut.

This recipe worked best as muffins.
It was crunchy on top and soft, light inside, full of whole pieces of bananas.
But there was a 'starchy' taste to the sponge, I've heard that it could be too much soda or baking powder?
Comments welcome

This recipe as a loaf was not too bad too (below pic), the sponge was rather dark, don't know why? May be that can explain the starchy taste?

Source: All - over 1,000 reviews 5 out of 5 stars
Source recipe click here

No comments:

Post a Comment

Pin It button on image hover