Sunday, June 13, 2010

Banana Bread

This is, my friend, Saumya Sumesh's recipe. She was kind enough to share it with all her friends and encourage us to try.


 "Saumya, your recipe is just awesome ....Banana Bread couldn't get any better than this...Thank You " 




Below is her recipe in her own words -


Things you will need:
                                                


Preparation Method :

  • Sieve the All purpose flour, Baking soda and Baking powder in a bowl and keep it aside.
  • Pre-heat the oven to 350 F. Butter the loaf pan on all sides and bottom. 
  • Using little all purpose flour dust the sides of the pan and bottom to keep the bread from sticking to the pan.
  • Beat Sugar and Butter in a mixing bowl with a wooden spoon/hand mixer. Then add the eggs and beat it again for two minutes. Add Vanilla essence to it and beat again.
  • Now add the mashed bananas to it and mix it for 3 minutes approximately. Then, add the sieved flour mix to this bowl adding little  at a time, and mixing it continuously. Mix it for 4 minutes.
  • Pour this to the baking ware/loaf pan and bake it for an hour exactly. 
  • Rule of thumb - Bake until the toothpick comes out clean when pierced inside the bread.
  • Once done, set it aside to cool . 
  • Banana Bread is now ready !!!

Tips:
  • The proportion is based on the No. of bananas. Lesser the number, lesser the quantity of ingredients should be used.
  • One hour always woks for me. and I  just test it with small knife/fork to make sure its fully baked
  • Sugar level is based upon our taste. One cup of sugar gives the right taste - not too sweet kind.
  • This can be made without using the electric mixer -- Wooden spoon is more than enough to mix the ingredients well.
  • If you like, you could , top the batter with raisins or cashews before you place it in the oven. Its purely optional.


21 comments:

  1. Hey Pri.. Glad that u tried it and liked... ;)
    Thanks dear..!

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  2. Looks amazing. The perfectly baked bread.Bookmarked:):)

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  3. lovely bread...must be delicious

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  4. perfect bread luks awesome...too soft!

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  5. I want to eat it.
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  6. Yummy, spongy banana bread, your friend is so kind enough to give you the recipe.

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  7. Lov this type of breads,looks perfect n yummmm

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  8. loks superb & perfect.Nic pic...

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  9. Hi priya...thanks fr the sweet comment on my post..u have a nice space here...interesting recipes

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  10. Perfect cake....came out very well..:)

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  11. Lovely bread..nice one dear,yummy and spongy!

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  12. Love banana bread! This looks so perfect and tasty..Yum!

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  13. thanks to ur frnd such a nice bread..seems very simple one..best one for teatime

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  14. looks delisious....dear i loved all the recipes...allll are interesting..will be visting u offen...
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  15. @Saumya -Thanks again for your recipe :)

    @All -Thank you all for your lovely comments :)

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  16. Priya..Tried ur recipe yesterday. Came out delicious. I did make some li'l changes like using butter substitute, adding 1 tsp almond extract in addition to vanilla, and adding 1 cup of cocoa powder. Thanks Priya n Saumya..

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