Thursday, July 10, 2008

Banana Bread Recipe

After 1 miserable attempt at making banana bread, I almost gave up. My 1st attempt was so bad it was flat and hard and my heart sank with it. But I keep telling myself, "hey, everybody experiences failure at least once especially in the baking section". And so I got more flour and banana and gave it another shot.

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Im gonna let you enjoy the picture and will come back for the recipe tomorrow when I have a better internet connection ok?
After checking out Rasa Malaysia and Retno of Dapur Hamburg, I changed the recipe that I used the 1st time (tht gave me the disaster) and am very happy with the result. Here is the recipe.

Banana Bread
2 cups of all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup butter, softened
3/4-1 cup brown sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups mashed overripe bananas (i used 1.5 lb)

Preheat oven to 350F

1. Lightly grease loafpan

2. In a large bowl, combine flour, baking soda and powder & salt

3. In a separate bowl, cream butter & brown sugar. Slowly add eggs, mashed bananas and vanilla extract. Continue mixing until well blended.

4. Stir banana mixture into the flour mixture.

5. Pour batter into the loafpan.

6. Bake for 1hr or until toothpick clean.

7. Let bread cool in pan for 10min before taking it out.


Rita Ho said...

Farina ... Your bread raised well and has such a nice color. I like the banana topping. :)

Is this the first product out of your new baking corner??

awa said...

wahhhhh....sgt pandai...jeles nih abg nie dh leh buat roti

Salt & Turmeric said...

Rita, thank you. i remember grinning fr ear to ear when i see how well the cake rise! lol. i actually made this before we moved to the new apt. im gonna try to do more baking like Gert. ;)

Awa, jangan jealous! :P

Retno Prihadana said...

I think this time ur banana bread look great :). I do enjoy the pictures,,he,,he

louis said...

I noticed that you asked Rita how Elena and I enjoyed the Indonesian food at Julia's.

The short answer is "a lot", although it was I who did the eating, since Elena did not for reasons that had nothing to do with the taste or quality of the food.

I opted for my lunchtime favorite in Malaysia, nasi goreng, and although it was not on the menu, the kitchen was accomodating enough to prepare it for me. I also had some beef rendang. Good too.

Seems like it's the usual hot summer with brush fires in Southern California.

I Cook4Fun said...

Congratulations Farina, that is one fine looking banana bread. We just love banana bread. Its easy to make and delicious :)

Pak Idrus said...

Farina, Great, my favorite cake and always enjoy it with black coffee.

Have a nice day.

Salt & Turmeric said...

Retno, yup, after looking at ur banana bread, i knew i had to try and make it again!

Loius, glad u got ur nasi goreng. sorry to hear tht Elena didn get to eat anything tho. yup, its hot now altho weather forecast said it was supposed to rain. sigh..

Gert, now tht iv successfully made this, i can also join the crown and say its easy to make! lol.

Pak Idrus, i almost forgot how i used to buy this like almost once a week. i dont like the ones tht they sell here since somehow it taste different to me. maybe its just my msian tastebud!.

Farah said...

abg nie....its kek pisang or roti pisang?? sbb mak kata abg nie buat kek pisang....

(doesn't look like kek pon..ekekkekeke)

Salt & Turmeric said...

awa, cake or brad, sama ajelah kat sini. hehe. apalak takde macam cake? :P

Maya said...

HI Farina:
That cook sure looks delish!

Salt & Turmeric said...

Maya, thanks for visiting and pls do come back. i wonder if it was the cook or the cake tht looks delish? lol.