Simple and Easy Banana Bread Recipe


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Ingredients

  • All purpose flour / Maida – 2 cups
  • Sugar – 1 cup
  • Milk – 1/2 cup
  • Vegetable/ corn / canola/ olive  oil – 1/2 cup
  • Over riped bananas – 2 large
  • Eggs – 2
  • Vanilla essence – 1 tsp
  • Baking powder – 1 1/4 tsp
  • Baking soda – 1/4 tsp
  • Salt – 1/4 tsp
  • Walnuts/ pecans chopped – 1/2 cup

Method

  • Sieve together all purpose flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Mom would always sieve 3 times.
  • Mash the bananas in a bowl and keep aside.
  • Preheat oven at 180 degree centigrade or 350 degree Fahrenheit.
  • Liquidize eggs and sugar along with vanilla essence with the help of a whisk in a large bowl. Eggs should be at room temperature.
  • Add bananas and oil and  mix in the same bowl.
  • Now add half of the dry ingredients and milk and fold in. Now add the other half and fold in again.
  • Add  walnut or pecans and mix slowly.
  • Grease a bread tin with butter and dust with all purpose flour so that the bread comes off easily once baked.
  • Pour the batter into the bread tin.
  • Place in the oven (middle rack) and bake for about 60 to 75 minutes depending on the oven until a tooth pick comes out clean.
  • After about 30 minutes of baking, cover the top of the tin with aluminum foil so that the bread doesn’t brown too much on top.
  • Remove from oven and place it on a wire rack and allow to cool before cutting.
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Classic Homemade Walnut Brownie


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Sharing with all you foodies Mum’s love for baking! Here’s the classic walnut  brownie recipe 🙂 Loaded with nuts and chocolate, we’re sure you’ll love it.

Ingredients 

  • Sugar – 2 cups
  • Butter – 1 cup
  • All purpose flour / Maida – 1 cup
  • Cocoa powder – 3/4 cup
  • Vanilla essence – 1/2 tsp
  • Eggs – 4
  • Chopped Walnuts –  1/2 cup
Method 
  • Keep all ingredients ready with the above mentioned measurements before you start preparing the brownie.
  • Melt butter and allow to cool.
  • Sift all purpose flour and cocoa powder separately to avoid any lumps.
  • Eggs should be at room temperature. If refrigerated keep them out for about an hour before baking.
  • Grease the baking tray with butter and dust with flour so the brownie comes out easily.
  • Preheat oven at 180 degree Celsius or 350 degree Fahrenheit.
  • Once the butter is cooled slightly , pour it in a mixing bowl and add the sugar. Break the eggs one by one into the mixing bowl and add vanilla essence.
  • Now slowly start mixing the butter, sugar, eggs and vanilla essence. Do not beat.
  • Add cocoa powder and mix.
  • Now add the flour and fold in slowly into the mixture.
  • Lastly add a little flour to the walnut so they don’t settle to the bottom  and slowly mix in.
  • Pour the mixture into the greased  tray and bake for about 35 minutes until a toothpick comes out clean. Baking time may vary depending on the oven.
  • Remove from oven and place it on a cooling rack.
  • Serve the Walnut Brownie with vanilla ice-cream, chocolate sauce and garnish with some chopped walnuts and vanilla wafers.

Yummy Chocolate Cake!


Chocolate cake is simply irresistible!

Didi baked it for her cute kids, just like how Mum used to for all of us 🙂
Here’s the picture courtesy, Jeeju.

Chocolate CakePic Courtesy: Mujahid Khaleel

Chocolate Cake
Pic Courtesy: Mujahid Khaleel

Ingredients:

  • Eggs – 4
  • Cocoa Powder – 1/2 cup
  • Butter – 3/4 cup
  • Powdered Sugar – 1 1/4 cup
  • Baking POwder – 1 3/4 tsp
  • All purpose flour / Maida – 1 cup
  • Vanilla essence – 1 tsp
  • Baking soda – 1/4 tsp
Method:
  • Keep all ingredients ready with the above mentioned measurements before you start preparing the cake.
  • If you do not have powered sugar, powder it and then measure. Here you will need 1 1/4 cup.
  • Sieve maida, baking powder, baking soda, cocoa powder thrice so that all are very well mixed.
  • Softened the butter before beating. Do not melt.
  • Eggs should be at room temperature. If refrigerated keep them out for about an hour before baking.
  • Grease the baking tray with butter and dust with Maida so that the cake comes off easily once baked. You can miss this step if you have a greased tray.
  • Preheat at 180-200 degree Celsius till it becomes hot
  • Beat butter and sugar in a bowl till light and fluffy. Make sure to beat in one direction
  • Beat eggs separately one by one with vanilla essence.
  • Add beaten egg to the butter-sugar and mix well. Do not allow the mixture to curdle
  • Mix the sieved flour to the butter-sugar-egg mixture slowly and fold to a dropping consistency. Do not allow to curdle
  • Pour this mixture into the baking tray and bake for 220 degree Celsius for about 20 minutes. Time may vary for each oven.
  • Check if the cake is baked with a tooth pick. The cake is done if it comes out clean.
  • Remove from oven and place it on a wire rack and allow to cool.

Thank You Didi! Just brought back memories when Mum would bake for us.