Tuesday, January 29, 2013

nuts about you

For me, the year officially starts tomorrow. Never let it be said that I am not a patient woman (I'm not really).

I have googled this recipe to see how others have fared .. it is generally raved over (I agree) but everyone's looks a little different. Life's sweet varieties. 

Banana, Coconut & Cherry Loaf. Dare i try this with chocolate? next time .. 

125g soft unsalted butter (i use dairy-free spread)
3 large bananas 
150g vanilla caster sugar
2 eggs
175g plain flour (i use dove's gluten-free)
2 tsp baking powder
½ tsp bicarbonate of soda
100g dried cherries
100g desiccated coconut

1 x 900g (2lb) loaf tin

Preheat the oven to 170oC/fan oven 150oC/gas mark 3. Put a loaf liner into your tin, or line the bottom of the tin with baking parchment and grease the sides.

Melt the butter in a saucepan, and take it off the heat. Peel and mash the bananas in another bowl.

Beat the sugar into the cooled, melted butter, then beat in the mashed bananas and the eggs. Fold in the flour, baking powder and bicarbonate of soda. Finally, add the dried cherries and coconut.

Fold well so that everything is incorporated, then pour and scrape into the lined loaf tin and smooth the top.

Bake for about 50 minutes, but start checking after 45. When ready, the bread will be coming away from the sides of the tin and feel quite heartily bouncy on top.

Once of the oven, leave it in the tin for 10 minutes. Then carefully slip the cake out of the tin (still in the liner) onto a wire rack to cool.


OsShirt said...

OK...you lost me on the official start of the year thing...

Anonymous said...

Savoury next, please: beach body needed by early April.