Friday, July 30, 2010

Super soft and moist - Banana Cake!


I have a little booklet that contains all my handwritten recipes. Not every recipe goes into this book. Only those that I have tried and deserve keeping. Reasons?

1) Because I will make them over and over again, I need to write it down and whenever I need it, I don't have to switch on the computer to look for it.

2) Why not print it out? Because I don't write exactly the same way people write recipes online. They are all in note and table form, no lengthy descriptions, adding short notes on any adjustment needed for ingredients, baking temperature and time, etc. It's like making study notes.

3) The little booklet can be taken to the kitchen when I'm baking, without taking much space.

4) Perhaps I can pass this down to others in future yah? But I think only I can understand what I have written. :)


So, the reason why I'm talking so much about this little booklet is because this - Super soft and moist banana cake - goes straight into my booklet after baking and eating it. This wonderful recipe is Grace's Banana Walnut Cake. I was searching for banana cake recipes, none seem to attract my attention except hers. It uses only very little butter and sugar, and adds yoghurt to make it soft and moist. I omitted the walnut cos I did not have any when I was baking. Must do that the next time I bake.

And if you are wondering how I get that nice slit on top? After pouring the batter into the loaf tin, just use a knife or skewer and make a cut through the centre of the batter. Got this tip from a book! :)

27 comments:

  1. This banana cake looks so wonderfully soft...and without too much butter. That's definitely a keeper!

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  2. Indeed a soft and moist one from the looks of it!

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  3. Haha.. that's super surprise for me when I look at your banana cake because.... I was making exactly the same yesterday too! I'm glad you like the recipe! Good job and enjoy!

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  4. SSB, your banana cake looks really good! Been eons since I made something banana actually. *Sigh* What to do? Too much distraction ... too many recipes to try ... LOL! It's a pity that you didn't have walnuts on hand. Walnuts and banana are match made in heaven! Guess I shall get some bananas in a couple of weeks' time to make myself some banana-ish bake.

    I learned from another blogger that piping some melted butter lengthwise atop the batter also has this "surface splitting" effect on the bread. (http://siukwankitchen.blogspot.com/2009/06/blog-post.html) Thanks for sharing yours, too! I'll keep that in mind. =)

    Haha! Actually, I also have developed my own way of jotting down recipes that catch my fancy. I have a tall stack of recipes collected since my college days. That's like over 2 years worth of recipes! LOL! No one would also understand my scribbling ... LOL! Btw, I personally don't like keeping recipes online, as in like bookmarking them. I like handwritten ones. Dunno why. Just handwritten ones just gimme that homey feel. And yup, they're easy to be brought into the kitchen. =)

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  5. SSB, i like your banana cake with the beautiful slit. It's like a HUAT banana cake, very nice :)

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  6. Hi SSB,
    It's been a while since we last saw your baking post. I'm so glad to see you "back" again. Can't wait for you to share again. :)
    Lovely banana cake you've got. I just love the colour and the look of it! :)

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  7. Thanks kk and busygran!

    Hi Grace, I really like your banana cake. Thanks for sharing such a nice recipe!

    Hi Pei lin,

    Wonderful idea to pipe melted butter to create the splitting effect. Bet it will be more fragrant and tastier. Thanks for telling me!

    Besides the little booklet, I have a stack of copied recipes that I have not tried yet too. It's getting messy already! :)

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  8. Thanks Jennifurla! You have a wonderful blog!

    Thanks Jessie!

    Thanks Jane! Can't promise to bake that regularly, but I will make sure I don't ignore it for months. I'm slowly getting back and back to following more blogs and leaving comments whenever I can. Thanks for being here with me! :)

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  9. This banana cake look soft and moist.

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  10. Banana cake with coffee, can make a satisfying breakfast.

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  11. I like the look of ur bananas cake and the split.

    U remind me it's time for me to make a bananas cake again, I think the last time I made is one year ago.

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  12. looking at the result I can see why the recipe is going to your book, looks delicious :)

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  13. I love banana cake!! Looks great!

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  14. SSB, i must try this recipe since you are raving abt it! I have been collecting recipes since many yrs ago, even I dun cook and bake then but I jst love to collect those recipes :). I have hand written recipes, cut out/tear out from magazines/newspaper, printout from online, soft copies in computer. I just love collecting them hahaha...

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  15. Hi Jess, do try it out! I also collect many recipes from newspapers and magazines. Some of them are my mother's one. Very old and yellowish copies. :) The handwritten ones are usually from library books or from the internet. I take photos of the recipes using my handphone when I browse books at the bookstores too. Don't catch me! Shhhh!

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  16. Good to see you baking again! Love the banana loaf! Indeed it looks really soft and yummy! Looks like I have another banana loaf recipe to try out next time when I have over ripe bananas hanging in my kitchen. ;) Thanks to Grace and you. Yum!

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  18. Thanks for the tip on "how to make slit".
    I've read in books and blogs about taking out the cake halfway through baking and cut a slit, but I'm darn scared about it deflating!!

    thanks for this good tip.

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  19. i have a weakness for banana cake! urs look so tempting n delicious :D

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  20. yuuumm!! this banana cake looks amazing. And I loved your blog!! And we have somthing in common, i also write recipes "my way" hahaha

    Have a good one!
    Priscilla

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  21. I love banana cake! Yours looks very moist and delicious. Would be so good with a cup of tea.

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  22. Great looking banana cake...! Good job!

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  23. banana cake! i really love banana cake! thanks for sharing this very yummy and healthy recipe. hope to hear more from you.

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  24. Yummy, that banana cake looks amazing! It would work with a glaze on top too.

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  25. Hi can I have the recipe ? Thanks

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  26. Ean: The recipe is from here
    http://gracekitchencorner.blogspot.com/2008/06/banana-walnut-cake.html

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