Tuesday, 11 May 2010

Banana, coconut and cardamom cake


This is GOOD. I think the banana and blueberry one was maybe a bit better just because it has blueberries in it, but I put some desiccated coconut and some crushed cardamom seeds in the mixture yesterday and ended up with this. And it is very very nice. 

Recipe:
Mix 100g self-raising flour with 75g wholemeal self-raising flour and a teaspoon baking powder. Rub in 40g butter until it resembles fine breadcrumbs (I just put it all in a blender). Add 50g dark brown sugar, about 6 (or more if you like) cardamom pods (remove the black seeds and crush them using a pestle and mortar - discard the husks), and a sprinkling of desiccated coconut (I didn't measure it, just threw some in). Mash 2-3 very ripe bananas (mine were almost black) with about 60ml milk, and stir into the dry mixture - add more milk if it looks too dry. Put into a loaf tin, sprinkle more coconut on top, and bake at 180C for 40 minutes.

And then DEVOUR with a cup of tea. Life will seem a lot happier.


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2 comments:

  1. Hi Elly. This sounds lovely. Just to check - no egg? Correct? Thank you! Sue

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