Friday, April 24, 2009

banana bread

banana bread, the very first cake i baked when i was still single and finally bought my table top oven. then i have been enjoying baking them for years. then when we got here in uae i stopped since we didn't have oven until last year. but wasn't able to bake banana cake... no banana for the banana cake. in the philippines, i baked banana cake using the right banana for it (oopppssss... i forgot the name... hehehe...). then i couldn't find it here in uae.

because of the hot weather now, fruits and vegetables easily get spoiled specially when not placed in the refrigerator. and before the 4 remaining bananas on the table go to waste, i tried to use it for banana bread (didn't know what the result would be, since as far as i was concerned, it was not the kind for the banana bread).

and so i baked this banana bread and the result was extremely satisfying. hehehe... it tasted and smelled like banana bread. i liked it much better than the usual recipe i used before since this just had the right sweetness. i can bake this now often specially when there's banana on the verge of getting spoiled. hahaha...

got the recipe here but i'm posting it here as well.

1/4 cup plain yogurt
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 cup butter
1-1/4 cup white sugar
2 eggs, beaten
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 cup mashed bananas
1-1/2 cup cake flour, sifted¹

preheat oven to 175°C. grease and flour a 9x9 inch pan.²

in a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light.

add eggs and beat well.

dissolve baking soda in the sour cream, add it into the butter mixture. beat well.

stir in mashed bananas and vanilla then fold in cake flour.

pour batter into baking pan and bake for 45 minutes or until done.

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¹ to make 1 cup cake flour, in 1 cup measuring cup, place 1 tbsp. cornstarch then fill with all-purpose flour.

² i used 2 3-1/2" x 7" loaf pans.