Banana and bread, what a great combination right ?
It's a classic trick in pastry to include savoury fruit into cakes and pies to get an additional touch that elevates the overall result.
This recipe is an opportunity to use a fruit that is usually not so easy to incorporate into traditional baking.
And you know what the best part is ? This recipe is so easy you can practically do it with your eyes closed ! All you need is a baking mould, some ripe bananas and a few other standard ingredients.
The recipe I am giving here is a simple and basic one, so feel free to add variations as you like. For instance, I sometimes like to add a bit of cinnamon to the banana bread. Other times I throw in a few chocolate chips or walnuts. The additional flavours are really up to you.
Unlike traditional bread, banana bread needs to bake for a relatively long time (40 min to an hour). When you get it out of the oven don't dive in right away, it needs to rest for one to two hours so that it sets well.
I personally prefer its texture after an overnight rest, but you can totally serve it a couple hours after baking.
As for decorating the cake, there a few options you can choose from. You can either cut a banana in half vertically and place in on top of the cake. You can also use banana slices in whichever shape you like. This is a good time to unleash your creativity!
A baking mould
70 g melted butter
3 mashed ripe bananas
1 whole egg
70 g sugar
115 g cake flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 pinch of salt
1 tsp vanilla extract
In a bowl, add the melted butter and the mashed bananas and mix.
Add the vanilla, the egg and sugar and mix.
Add the sifted flour, baking soda, and salt and mix.
Grease the baking mould and flour it before pouring in the cake batter.
Decorate with banana slices on top.
Preheat the oven at 180 °C and
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