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Banana Loaf ~ 香蕉蛋糕

This moist and delicious Banana Loaf is a quick bake with loads of banana flavour. While it is baking in the oven your home will be filled with tempting banana aroma and before long you will be rewarded with a slice of your very own freshly baked banana bread.  This is also a great way to use up your overripe bananas.






Banana Loaf  ~  香蕉蛋糕
Ingredients
  • 150 gm plain flour
  • 90 gm wholemeal flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 100 gm caster sugar
  • 3 overripe bananas, about 300 gm (mashed)
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/3 cup buttermilk (milk + 1 tsp vinegar)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 to 2 bananas, cut
  • raw sugar to sprinkle on top
Method
  1. Sift plain flour, baking soda and salt into a mixing bowl.  Mix and whisk in wholemeal flour and cinnamon, set aside.
  2. In another bowl, whisk sugar, eggs, buttermilk, vanilla and add in the mashed bananas.
  3. Mix the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients.  Do not overmix.
  4. Scoop batter into a lined 9 x 5 x 3 inch loaf pan.  Level the surface and arrange the cut bananas on top.  Sprinkle on some raw sugar.
  5. Bake in a preheated oven @ 180 deg.C for about 50 to 55 mins. till golden brown.  Test with a skewer till it comes out clean.  Let cool in pan for about 10 mins. before removing and letting it cool completely on a wire rack.

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