Friday, 15 April 2011

Banana and Walnut Cake Recipe

ELT ESL EFL TEFL CLIL Resources, Games, Activities: Banana & Walnut Cake Recipe

It's been quite some time since the last recipe; so, taking into account this, plus thousands have gone to the IATEFL event in Brighton, plus I had been given more bananas than I could eat, I came up with this recipe.

Ingredients

250g flour
100g walnuts
5g baking soda
pinch of salt
125g butter
100g brown sugar
2 large eggs
5-6 bananas (about 300g)


Procedure

  1. Pre-heat oven to 175ºC.
  2. Ground walnuts coarsely.
  3. In a large bowl, mix the dry ingredients: flour, walnuts, baking soda and salt.
  4. Soften the butter (a few seconds in the microwave will be sufficient or, if you prefer, do it au bain-marie.
  5. Add the sugar and mix with a whisk.
  6. Add the eggs, and carry on whisking.
  7. Add the bananas. If they are firm, mash them prior to adding; if they're ripe, you can mash them with the whisk. Mix well.
  8. Add a little flour to this mix, and stir well. Carry on this process until all the flour has been added.
  9. Now, add the dry ingredients. Mix again.
  10. Pour the mixture onto a greased baking tin (I like to use the rectangular one for this recipe).
  11. Bake at 175ºC for about 45 minutes. As usual, baking time much depends on your oven. It's ready when you poke a cake tester through the centre of it, and it comes out clean.
  12. Remove and leave to cool.
  13. Eat and enjoy with a nice cuppa!

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