Friday, July 11, 2008

Going Bananas!


I recently had the girls over to lunch and the theme
was 'Going Bananas!' It helped that my backyard
bananas had ripened ( LOL) so there were three dishes
that had the flavour of the day!
The photo is of one of the three banana cakes that I
baked with coffee and chocolate swirls. The trifle
pudding also had generous pieces of banana cake topped
with home-made banana liqueur!
Since it's always good to get together ( after all, it
doesn't happen often), 'going bananas' is an apt theme.
It reflects the mood of the moment, looking forward to
'catching up' and enjoying the dishes that'd certainly
taken time to be planned and prepared. And if not the
fruit-based recipes, don't we go bananas about other
things/interests in our day to day lives?

2 comments:

Sunita said...

Looks great. Now how about the recipe?

Kanak Hagjer said...

Here it is--
1 and1/2 cups flour
100 gms butter
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 ripe banana
1 tsp vanilla essence
1 level tsp baking powder
Mash the banana and beat the eggs (separately). Cream butter and sugar, add mashed fruit and beaten eggs. Add the flour with the baking powder, fold in.
For the choco-coffee swirl, I mixed some coffee powder, cocoa, sugar, and milk. Pour the thickish mix on top and gently stir the "design" in one circular movement. This cake takes about 40 minutes to bake.
Many banana cake recipes use at least three bananas per cake. Somehow this has never worked for me. I've always ended up with a soggy cake. But with one banana, I don't have any complaints. Enjoy, and thank you so much for visiting and leaving a comment!

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