Tuesday, 6 August 2013

Honey and Banana Cake Revisited

I know I'm a little late with my this post but its been brought to my attention that I've got to do some university work during the summer. During the summer. It's a sin. It hurts my head thinking about it. 
I've been working at my new job and I saw some banana that weren't good enough to serve to customers. They were going to get thrown away! Now what do you do with really ripe bananas? You bake them into something fab! This cake is way better to serve to customers rather then a boring banana. 

Since moving from London I only packed a single suitcase. My whole life in one suitcase. Needless to say that I couldn't bring down a single recipe book so I wanted to revisit a recipe that had already been published on the blog. The Banana and Honey Cake
that my friend Louise had given the recipe to me is a cake that often gets baked when I've got some manky banana's that need to be used up. To make it even quicker, skip out the icing and just drizzle a little honey on top.  

Ingredients needed:
  • 100g unsalted butter
  • 6 tbsp honey
  • 300g self-raising flour
  • 1tsp baking powder
  • 1tsp cinnamon
  • 150g brown sugar
  • 2 ripe banana's 
  • 250ml milk
  • 2 eggs, beaten
Equipment needed:
  • 450g loaf tin
  • small saucepan
  • tablespoon
  • sieve
  • 2 large bowls
  • fork
  • wooden spoon
  • metal spoon
  • skewer/knife
  • foil
1.     Preheat oven to Gas Mark 4/180c/350f, and grease and line your loaf tin.
Step 2. Add t
2.     Melt butter with the honey in a small saucepan.
3.     Sift the flour, baking powder and cinnamon into a large bowl, add the sugar and stir.
This is my mashy face
Look at the intense concentration 
Step 4. Add the melted butter and honey. 
4.     Mash the bananas, mix them with the milk and eggs, and then add the melted butter and honey.
Step 5. Fold the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients
5.     Pour the banana mixture into the dry ingredients, and fold it in with a metal spoon.
Step 6. Cover with foil and bake
6.     Pour the mixture into the loaf tin, cover loosely with tin foil and bake for 50 minutes, or until a skewer inserted into cake comes out clean.
Orange Cream Cheese Icing. 
As said before, if you haven't got time to make a frosting, just try heating some more honey and brush it on top. 
  • 175g cream cheese
  • 325g icing sugar
  • 125g unsalted butter
  • the zest of one orange
Equipment needed:
  • Sift
  • 2 bowls
  • Hand mixer
  • Knife
1.     Sift the icing sugar in one of the bowls
Step 2. Mix all the other ingredients together
2.     Mix all the other ingredients together in the other bowl.
Step 3. Combine all the ingredients together
3.     Once combined, mix the icing sugar a little at a time. 
4.     Spread the icing onto the cooled banana cake. 
5. Decorate with something nice such as sprinkles or fruit slices.
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Bake On! Penny x

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