Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Easy Peasy Banana Bread.

Nanas are cool.

You know what ridiculous?

The price of bananas in Australia.

They run for $12/kg.

That's around P550 pesos for a kilo.

like love bananas and I've been craving them crazy.

Now that I'm in Manila, I've been eating a lot of bananas, yes, like a monkey.

Fresh out of the oven.

And looking good.

Banana Bread

You've got to excuse me for not using a loaf tin, it's still lying in one of the many boxes in the storage. So I simply used a round cake tin.

2 cups AP flour
¾ cup sugar
½ cup coarsely chopped walnuts
½ teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon salt

really ripe bananas
2 large eggs, beaten
6 Tablespoons melted butter
1 teaspoon vanilla
¼ cup buttermilk or plain yogurt*

1. Preheat your oven to 175 C/ 350 F. 

2. Butter and flour your loaf tin/ cake pan well. Don't rush, take your time, butter it well or else it won't pop out.

3. In a non-stick pan, dry toast your chopped walnuts for a brief bit. Set aside in a bowl. 

4. Combine all your dry ingredients. Yes, include the walnuts.

The consistency of the banana should be something like this.
5. In a separate bowl, mash your bananas using a fork. Don't puree it, you want those small lovely chunky bits. 

6. Add the wet ingredients to the mashed banana. Mix well.

7. Combine the wet ingredients into the dry pile. Gently mix. Be careful not to overmix or else you'll have heavily dense b. bread.

Oven time.
8. Bake in the oven for 45-50 minutes until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.

* If you don't have buttermilk or yogurt. Make BUTTERMILK! The ratio is 1 cup milk to 1 tablespoon lemon juice. Simple. 

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