Wednesday, 13 February 2008

Banana Cake

Gloom alert!

Much of the material you have been reading has been full of woe. Therefore - we interupt this stream of musings on the darker side of things with the reality of now - a warm smell of freshly baked banana cakes.

A dear friend of ours is coming over tomorrow - and its his birthday - so cakes are made (evidence enclosed in the picture above). And here is the recipe for a sure-fire banana cake!

Sugar 1.5 cups
Oil 0.5 cups
Eggs 2
Milk 0.25 cup
Soda 1 tsp
Hot water - a few tsp
Vanilla 1 tsp
Flour 2 cups
Baking powder 1 tsp
Bananas 3

1. Cream sugar and oil, add eggs and milk. Add soda dissolved
in hot water, vanilla, flour and baking powder (sifted together)
2. Mash bananas and mix in.
3. Optional: add 0.5 cup of chopped nuts - or some raisins - or 0.5 cup of grated coconut - or chocolate pieces - you get the point.
4. Bake in a moderate oven (we usually do it at 180 degrees centigrade) for about 20 mins
5. Poke with tooth pick or match-stick in the part that looks dampest to see if it is ready. If it comes out clean with nothing sticking to it - its done.

- Recipe from Landour Book of International Recipes - recipe author credited as Virginia Brown.

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