Saturday, May 7, 2011

Banana, Blueberry and Orange Loaf~ A Sweet Punch

I actually forgot, about this month's sweet punch bake, when my mobile beeped a 'priority reminder' - Bake for Sweet Punch. Then started my madness of dashing back and forth, frantically searching of what to bake, what do I have, so little time....it so reminded me of one these songs I have seen Elijah watch "got to hurry, got to worry blues". With that as my background music, I fancied up this bake only because this month was 'our choice of the bake'- phew!!....the blueberries again I had stock thanks to my Lesa Gurl! Fresh garden produce of bananas from Shaicha's home (my dad's youngest brother) .and there you have have it...


Ingredients:
Self Rising flour - 2cups
Baking powder - 2tsps
Butter - 85gms softened
Caster Sugar - 115gms
Egg - 1 large lightly beaten
Pinch of salt
Medium sized ripe Bananas - 5
Blueberries - 125gms
Rind of 2 oranges, finely grated

Preheat the oven to 180C. Beat the softened butter and sugar together until light and creamy. Gradually add the egg and beat it into the butter and sugar mixture until smooth and well combined. Sift the flour, baking powder into a mixing bowl and set side. In a separate bowl, mash four bananas (reserving one for decoration).
Divide the banana mash into two equal portions and add half of it to the creamed butter mixture along with the blueberries and the orange rind. Gradually fold in the flour with the remaining mashed bananas until well amalgamated but not over mixed.
Pour the cake mixture into a lightly buttered loosed 3-pt/ 7 1/2cup French loaf tin lined with parchment paper,pressing the mixture lightly into the corners and smoothing the top with a back of the the spoon. Peel and slice the reserved banana and cut into pieces. Dust them lightly with icing sugar (cut side up) and lightly press into the surface of the cake mixture. Bake for 45minutes until a cake skewer comes out clean. Dust lightly with icing sugar and cut into thick slices when cold. Spread lightly with butter and enjoy with a glass of milk.

9 comments:

  1. beautiful photo angle. Got to your blog via the sweet punch group. banana +blueberry+ orange= very unusual and hence very intriguing. bookmarked the recipe..

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  2. A very rare combination...sounds interesting.

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  3. Love the way you have arranged the bananas on top! Beautifully baked :)

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  4. flavourful combination for a delicious looking loaf

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  5. I don't like bananas but love the way you arrange the slices on top of the loaf. Cake looks lovely and delicious!

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  6. Love the way you arranged the banana's on top,Ally! Thanks for baking with us!

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  7. Loafs are always fun to bake up. Even though I'm not a banana fan - I'll eat everything on this cake! Looks wonderful!

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