Friday, February 18, 2011

Banana and Cranberry Loaf

Cranberries from S'pore a pack specially sent in by Lesa, two about to rot bananas and the usual ingredients is all you need for this super, ultra moist loaf. It's simply easy to bake........

A big thank you to Binu, for wanting to click some pictures for me, and a big mention of another dear friend Chintu, for baby sitting my active little brat during the photo shoot.

Self rising flour - 1 1/4cups
Brown sugar - 3/4cup
Baking powder - 1/2tsp
Bananas - 2 mashed
Chopped candied peel - 1/3cup [i used a mix of orange marmalade and pineapple preserve]
Mixed nuts - 2tbs
Orange juice - 5-6tbs
Dried Cranberries - 1/4cup
Eggs - 2 lightly beaten
Sunflower oil - 2/3cup
Grated rind of one orange
Icing Sugar - 3/4cup sifted

Preheat the oven to 180C. Grease a 900gms loaf pan with butter and line the base with parchment paper. Sift the flour and baking powder into a mixing bowl. Stir in sugar, bananas, chopped candied peel, nuts and cranberries. Stir in the orange juice, eggs and oil together until thoroughly blended. Add the mixture to the dry ingredients and mix well. Pour the mixture into the prepared pan and level the surface with a spatula. Bake in a preheated oven for about 1 hour, until firm to touch or until the skewer comes out clean. Turn out onto a wire rack and let it cool completely.
Mix the icing sugar with a little water and drizzle the frosting over the loaf. Sprinkle orange rind over the top. Let the frosting set before serving into slices.

Sending this in for the Cooking with Fruits Event hosted by Taste Buds.


  1. Once again,Great Job Ally!!!!
    Looks YUM.

  2. Hey Ally, looks totally delicious and irresistible! Loved the pics too, esp the second one.

  3. Ally, this looks soo moist and delicious..:-)

  4. Ally...these are looking gr8 and beautiful...lovely recipe..


  5. The loaf is looking so delicious and wow ally.

  6. Slices look so delicious. Kudos to you.

    Hamaree Rasoi

  7. Perfect and delicious it.

  8. Hi
    Where can u buy molasses in bangalore?

  9. wow, that is an unsual combo. The color looks stunning.

  10. @Musica:a good substitute is powdered demarera sugar, and a wee bit of apple sauce. It's apples cooked and then put into a grinder/blender to get a thick sauce.Or else in Kammnahalli there is a shop called Baker's Needs which supplies molasses.

  11. Ally, Loaf looks perfect !!! The picture is superb !!!

  12. Been looking for a good recipe for a Banana loaf. It looks amazing.


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