Thursday, November 12, 2009
Caramelised Banana Cake - The Third And The Last
You are probably rolling your eyes at the moment, saying "Oh please, not again..." Yes, another banana cake (or bread, whichever you prefer to call). Actually I planned to stop after the second attempt. Alas, Monthly Mingle's October theme is brunch! How could I resist making some more? Banana cake and brunch sounds like a pair from heaven to me.
So, yeah. Enjoy, people. You might not see any more of these until I recover from eating too much banana cake.
Caramelised Banana Cake
makes 4 mini-loaves
70 + 10 gr butter
40 + 40 gr caster sugar
2 (175 gr each) banana, thinly sliced
180 gr plain flour
20 gr cornstarch
1/2 tsp baking soda
80 ml milk
1. Preheat oven at 180C and prepare baking pan.
2. Caramelise the bananas: in a nonstick frying pan, heat 40 gr sugar and 1 tablespoon water until it starts to caramelise. Add 10 gr butter. Let the butter fully melt, then add sliced banana. Cook until softens - mash while cooking. Cool.
3. In a bowl, sift together flour, cornstarch, and baking soda.
4. Beat 70 gr butter and 40 gr caster sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one by one, mixing well after each addition. Add cooled caramelised banana.
5. Fold in flour mixture alternating with the milk in 3 additions, starting and ending with flour mixture.
6. Pour into prepared pan and bake for 30-35 minutes (depending on pan size).
Note: this cake is not really sweet. I ate it for breakfast, lightly sprinkled with icing sugar.