This is the easiest banana bread recipe. The batter can be used two ways, as a loaf or a banana mini cake with coffee toffee and maple cream as a dessert.
Banana Loaf Ingredients 125g room temperature butter 1 cup Castor Sugar 2 eggs 3 over ripe bananas( peels must have some black on it) 1 ¾ cup cake flour a pinch of salt 1 teaspoon bicarb 1 teaspoon baking powder
Method 1. For the Banana Loaf Preheat oven at 180 and grease a loaf pan.*you will need a 1L loaf pan 2. Beat butter and Castor Sugar until thick and pale. Add eggs and banana and blend until combined, then add flour , bicarb and salt. blend until smooth( don’t over beat) 3. Bake in a loaf pan for 55 minutes or until a skewer inserted comes out clean.
Maple butter cream 100g room temp butter 110g Castor Sugar ½ teaspoon Vanilla Essence ¼ cup Maple syrup toasted pecans to garnish.
Method Beat butter and Castor Sugar in a bowl until thick and pale, and sugar has dissolved. With the beater on slow speed, add Vanilla essence and 1 tablespoon of Maple syrup at a time. Allowing syrup to incorporate before adding another. ice Banana Loaf and garnish with pecans.
* tip (iced / not iced) loaf must be wrapped in plastic(cling wrap) to keep it moist. you can freeze the loaf as well.*
Banana Muffin Dessert:
preheat oven at 200 degrees and grease a muffin / lamington pan. bake for +- 10min , until skewer inserted comes out clean. remove from oven and set aside on a wire rack to cool.
Coffee toffee. Ingredients 70g butter ½ cup treacle sugar ¼ cup whipping cream 1 tablespoon coffee diluted with 2 tablespoon boiling water.
Method melt butter and sugar in a sauce pan on medium heat until mixture starts to bubble. pour in cream and coffee mixture( amount to suit your taste buds). cook gently for about 2 minutes until slightly thickened. set aside in a bowl to cool.
Method 1. toss diced bananas in lemon juice to coat. 2.melt butter with sugar in a saucepan. when foaming add banana and cook for about 2 minutes until they are soft and slightly slippery.
To serve 1. Heat muffin in a microwave for 30seconds. unless they are fresh from the oven. 2. in your dessert bowl or plate place 11/2 – 1 teaspoon of coffee toffee . 3. place muffin on top and a spoon of roasted bananas. 4. garnish with butter cream and pecans.