This is a very simple but extremely delicious banana cake made with the recipe from The World of Bread in Alex Goh Baking Class series. As compared with the Banana Cake I had made earlier using boo_licious' recipe, this one is denser and the texture is like those store bought cake BUT more fragrant without the cloying banana essence flavouring that I dislike. My youngest brother told me the cake tasted good which is a good sign since I have not had favourable ratings from him on my cakes.
I've no idea how this cake was made known as shortbread in the book but Alex Goh mentioned that this cake is usually known as bread in the western world but it has the texture of a cake. Do give it a try. I've used 500g of banana and omitted the nuts. Feel free to experiment.
130g margarine (I used butter)
1 tsp sodium bicarbonate
1/2 tsp salt
300g banana, mashed
300g plain flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
100g chopped walnuts
Cream (A) till light and fluffy. Add (B) and cream till smooth. Add (C), mix till well blended. Mix (D) till well combined. Add (E) and mix till well incorporated.
Pour mixture into a greased and lined loaf tin (L20cm X W10cm X H8.5cm). This quantity and mixture makes 2 loaves. To make the bread look extra attractive, sprinkle some chopped walnuts on top. Bake at 180C for 45 minutes.
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