A beautiful morning and a mood for baking. Off to the kitchen and saw some ripe bananas in hand, having recalled a banana bread recipe which I had bookmarked, rushed to have a look at it. It belonged to Sunitha of Collaborative curry with the original recipe here. After seeing her clicks again, there was no second thought in my mind but to bake it then and there. With such basic ingredients and a very simple procedure, one can dish out a gorgeous cake like this. Of course, I could not term it a 'bread', for it did not possess any typical bread qualities, the texture was more of a cake including the deep honey color. Added some walnuts as I love to have crunchy bites in between the soft texture.
Butter 1 stick
Sugar 1 cup
All purpose flour - 2 cups
Eggs - 2
Bananas - 3 mashed well
Walnuts chopped - 1/2 cup
Baking soda - 1 tsp
Vanilla essence - 1 tsp
Mash the bananas well with a fork, this works better than anything else.
Mix the baking soda in 1 1/2 tbsp water and keep aside.
Mix butter and sugar until fluffy.
Keep adding the other ingredients one by one to the butter sugar mixture and blend together.
Bake at 375 deg F for an hour.
The aroma of the bake fills the house and do not be surprised if it invites the neighbours to your doorstep.
Very contagious,one cannot stop eating with just a slice,so beware!!!! After seeing this cake disappear, I would call this one the perfect ' Gone in 10 minutes'.
Thanks Sunitha for a wonderful recipe.
When baking, follow directions. When cooking, go by your own taste. ~Laiko Bahrs