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Sunday, November 16, 2014

Banana bread v2.0

My improved banana bread recipe

Do you have old bananas ready to be put in the bin? Why no make some banana bread / loaf / cake?

  • 1/2 cup of salted butter (softened) (150gm) 
  • 1/2 cup of buttermilk (125ml) (the secret ingredient) ***
  • 3/4 cups of sugar (140gm)  + 2 desert spoons of honey
  • * Optional - 2 desert spoons of Organic blackstrap molasses 
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 to 5 medium ripe bananas
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla (5 ml)
  • * Optional - 1 desert bourbon / rum  (15 ml)
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon (3 grams)
  • Pinch of ground cloves
  • Up to 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • Approximately 2 cups of all purpose flour (300 gm)
  • 1 teaspoon of baking soda (needed for buttermilk otherwise use baking powder)
  • 1 cup of roasted nuts (any kind) if you want or raisins if you prefer. 
  1. Pre heat the oven to 180c / 350f and grease two standard loaf tins.
  2. Mix the sugar and butter and cream the mixture.
  3. Add eggs, bananas, buttermilk, vanilla and other spices.
  4. Add the flour, baking soda, salt and nuts and mix thoroughly. 
  5. Pour batter into the loaf tins and let settle.
  6. Place into the oven, middle shelf, and bake at 180c for 15 minutes.
  7. Reduce temperature to 160c and bake for 65 minutes. 
  8. Stick a toothpick into the middle and make sure it comes out clean
  9. Leave in the pan for a few minutes and turn out to cool
*** Making some "buttermilk"

Take 1/2 cup of milk and add 2 desert spoons of lemon juice. Let it stand for 10 minutes.


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