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Thursday, November 17, 2011

Banana cake

This is a recipe that I always go back to. It's truly a good, no-fail recipe from Prima website. But I reduce the amount of sugar. the baked cake is moist and buttery. My adaptations in brackets below...

What you need

  • 260g Self-Raising Flour
  • 220g Castor Sugar (reduced to 180gm)
  • 180g Butter
  • 260g Banana (pisang hijau) (I used del monte bananas, make sure they are ripe enough so that it's more fragrant)
  • 4 Eggs
  • 30ml Milk
  • ¾ tsp Baking Soda
  • ½ tsp Vanilla Essence
  • 1 tsp Emulsifier (optional)

What to do

  • Cream butter and sugar at medium speed till light and fluffy.
  • Add emulsifier and mix well.
  • Add eggs a little at a time and mix till batter is smooth and creamy.
  • Mash bananas and stir into the milk.
  • Fold in the mashed banana mixture and vanilla essence.
  • Sift  Self-Raising Flour and baking soda together and gently fold in.
  • Pour the batter into a greased lined round baking tin (8inch) and bake at 170° for 60-70 mins.



Well, since I started working in the new organization in April, I can only use one word to describe my life... HECTIC.  so much so that most of the days, weekends included, I only wish to rest and catch up on my sleep.

Sorry to say that I had not been blogging much. In fact, I had not been trying new recipes much too. If I had enough energy to bake, it's usually the same ole recipes that I know the family would like.

I had plans to bake traditional mooncakes but it did not materialise, even tho' I had made a trip to get the lotus paste. So in the end, I did walnuts mooncakes.... only did 1 batch of walnut mooncakes, even tho they were very well received.

With some leftover lotus paste, I did some chinese flaky pastry. These too, were good. :)