Saturday, September 02, 2006

Banana Bread

This is a very easy to do banana bread but very delicious. The original recipe was contributed by Iris from KC. I made some slight changes to it. This one does not need to use mixer, just hand power is enough. Great when have it with a hot cup of tea, English/Earl Gray would be nice.


1/2 cup oil (vegetable or corn oil)
slightly less than 3/4 cup sugar (can use brown sugar)
2 eggs
4 medium, ripe bananas, mashed (if using del-monte like bananas, 2 is enough)
35g toasted, chopped walnuts
40g sultanas (can omit this if you don't like it)
1/2 tsp banana essence (optional)
185g self-raising flour, sifted
1/4 tsp salt

1.Preheat oven to 180 deg C
2. Grease and line a loaf tin
3.Beat oil, sugar, essence and eggs well
4.Fold in mashed bananas, nuts and sultanas
5.Fold in flour and mix well
6.Bake for 45-50 minutes or till done when skewer inserted into cake comes out clean

To make it look more presentable, you top up the bread with cream cheese frosting. You can make this a day before but remember to frost the cake after the cake is cooled.

You can make variation with this frosting by adding abit of lemon juice or orange juice or other essence that you like ;)

Cream Cheese Frosting

1 (4 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup butter, softened
1 cup sifted icing sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla essence

1. In a medium bowl, cream together the cream cheese and butter until cream
2. Mix in the vanilla, then gradually stir in the icing sugar
3. Store in the refrigerator after use.


kaezrin said...

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the yUmMie dUmMieS said...

Woah, that's some really nice bread recipes you got there. I especially like the mocha bread pudding. Gotta try it up someday! :P

Anonymous said...

Hi Zu

Nice Banana Bread. Going to try this soon but as for the frosting, I always have problem measuring butter in cup. Do you wait for the butter to soften and then fill the cup? messy isn't it? Can you help? or is there any way to convert into gm? hope you don't mind to explain. Thanks


Zurynee said...

Hi Cat,

1 cup of butter is about 225g. You can divide it accordingly. So 1/4 cup will be approx. 56g.


Anonymous said...

Thanks, Zu