Saturday 10 March 2012

Bananas About You

Never before have the bananas in our house had such a fruitful stay as this time. When they were freshly bought & smart-looking, they were consumed as bananas. Bananas to work, bananas after work. It was a happy  co-existence. For the banana family & ours.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        And then the first tinge of black appeared on the peel. P & Bhai turned away from the fruit bowl as if from a pimpled girlfriend. They wouldn't so much as look at the fruit, forget picking one to eat it. It was as if the bananas did not exist
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Soon, Happy Holi knocked on the door, everybody was wholly happy & the lady of the house got smart. She made puas with the bananas. Served them with mutton & dahi vada. The puas disappeared within minutes. The men were satiated, the bananas regained their lost dignity, not a word about them was breathed in the household.
                                                                                                        You know how one looks for a lost love because you suddenly realize its value? Bhai wanted to know if there were bananas left, cz he wanted to make banana cake! Did we have maida? Did we have eggs, cinnamon, baking soda? We did? Great! Swati ne mujhe Banana Cake sikhaya hai. She says it's very simple. Banayein kya? Banana caka banana hai? Chalo banate hain. The lady smiles, the remaining bananas do a jig that Bhai misses & the family lives happily ever after. 

We need:
1. 2 bowl/cup self-raising flour
2. 1 bowl sugar
3. 1 bowl white oil/butter
4. 2 eggs
5. 1tsp cinnamon powder
6. 3-4 ripe bananas[3 mashed,1chopped]
7. 1/2tsp baking soda
8. 1tbsp raisins[optional] 
9. 1/2 cup Kahlua[optional] 
                                                                                                                                              1. Set oven to preheat at 170-200°C.
                                                                                                                                               Now get going with your cake batter.
                                                                                                                                                    2. Grind sugar & cinnamon[if you are using whole] to a fine powder.

3. Add butter/oil & blend for 2 mins.
                                                                                                                                          4. Whisk one egg at a time to the mixture.

5. Add flour, baking soda, 3 bananas & Kahlua & whisk well till batter is smooth.
                                                                                                                                                  6. Fold in the raisins & 1 chopped banana to the cake mix.You can decorate the raisins on top if you like.

By now the oven is hot. 
                                                                                                                                                     7.  Pour the batter in a greased pan & set to bake at 170-180°C for 40-45 minutes.

Let the cake sit for 10 minutes before taking out of the oven.

                                                                                                                                        Happy Birthday to you! Happy Birthday to you! Happy birthday dear bananaaaaa, happy birthday to youuuuu....The family at 32,Cranbrook is bananas about you! 


1 comment:

  1. :D :D the bananas' dream come true..thanks for bringing them to life :)..i am gonna try this :)