As an upshot, i ve people envying me for having been bestowed the body that never gains weight. Well there s a downside to all this too. People never take a midget seriously unless the midget makes itself scream until her lungs may possibly tear. So there goes my banana rambling. But then, if you all thought i gave up eating bananas, then,oh boy! you are mighty wrong. I still eat my bananas and i still dont gain weight. Mr.P really wonders if he married a monkey sometimes. That s my life story about the banana.Ok?
Now, lets talk banana bread. Soft, buttery and fragrant banana bread that will make you feel warm and fuzzy inside and sprightly and cheerful outside. That s what banana bread does to me. But for the life of me, i dont understand why i took me more than a year to tell you all how i make banana bread. Why waste time anymore? Lets dive into banana goodness, shall we?
Recipe For Banana Bread
( Instant bread flavored with banana and cardamom)
Prep Time: 15 mins
Cook Time: 50 mins to an hour
Bake Temp: 180 C
Source: Adapted slightly from here
All purpose flour 1.5 cups ( 192 g)
Butter unsalted ½ cup ( 113 g) melted
Banana puree 2 cups or 5 medium ripe bananas pureed
Yogurt ½ cup at room temperature
Vanilla 1 tsp
Baking soda 1 tsp
Sugar 1 cup powdered ( i used 1 cup as my bananas werent too sweet but you may reduce the amount of sugar to ½ cup or ¾ cup depending on the sweetness of the bananas that you use)
Salt a pinch
Extra butter for greasing the pan
Preheat the oven to 180 C for 10 mins
In a large mixing bowl, sieve together the flour, baking soda and salt.
In another mixing bowl, add the butter, sugar and whisk for a min.
Now, add the yogurt and mix well.
Add the vanilla and the banana puree and mix until well incorporated.
Now, add the flour in three batches and gently fold in the mixture until just combined. If you mix the batter too vigorously, you will have a dense bread.
Grease a 9″ X 5″ pan generously with butter.
Pour the batter into the greased pan and drop it on the counter gently.
This is to get rid of all the air bubbles.
Now bake in the oven for 50 mins to 1 hour until a tooth pick inserted comes out clean.
My bread browned a lot during the end. It was also a little dense but then i guess all that doesnt really matter because the taste was simply out of the world. In case you want to avoid that, cover the loaf tin with tin foil and then bake.
Once done, take out and let cool completely on a wire rack.
Cut into slices and enjoy.
This goes off to this month s Bake Your Own Bread at Roxanna s Space