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Banana Loaf Cake

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200g self-raising flour (sifted)
1/8 tsp baking soda
85g unsalted butter, bring room temperature
120g caster sugar
2 eggs
165g sour cream
165g mashed over-ripe banana
1/2 tsp salt
2-3 tablespoons of nutella

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Method:

Line and grease a 20cm x 10cm x 10cm loaf pan. Sift flour with salt and baking soda. Preheat oven to 160C.

1. Cream butter with sugar until creamy and light. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition.
2. Add sour cream and using low speed, mix it in.
3. Add 1/2 of the sifted flour/baking soda/salt. Mix well with a spatula.
4. Pour in the mashed bananas and mix thoroughly.
5. Finally add the balance of the flour and stir well to combine.
6. Pour into prepared pan and level it even.
7. Drop small dollops of nutella on the top of the batter and try to swirl as best you can to create some resemblance of a marble effect.
8. Bake in preheated oven for 1 hour or so, until golden brown and skewer comes out clean when inserted into the centre of the cake.
9. Remove from oven and allow to cool for 10 minutes before attempting to unfold.
10. Slice and serve.

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Chocolate Banana Chiffon

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Recipe adapted from Barry Apek’s

Ingredients:

5 yolks
90 gm cake flour
20 gm cocoa powder
40 gm caster sugar
70 gm corn oil
130g banana puree
50g milk (add this only if yolk batter is too thick – I omitted it totally)
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 tsp salt

6 egg whites
60g caster sugar
1/4 tsp cream of tartar

Method

1. In a large mixing bowl, place yolks, oil, banana puree, milk, 40g sugar, salt and vanilla extract and use a hand whisk to whisk until combined. Sift in flour and cocoa powder and mix again until lump free and smmoth. Set aside.
2. Beat the egg white until frothy before adding the cream of tartar and continue to beat while gradually adding the 60g of sugar until a firm meringue is achieved.
3. Fold in 1/3 of the meringue using a hand whisk until fully incorporated. Add the balance in two portions and towards the end, switch to a spatula to gently scoop from the bottom of the bowl and fold up. Keep folding until no streaks of egg yolk batter can be seen.
4. Finally pour batter into a 20 cm chiffon pan. Run a skewer around the batter to break big bubbles.
5. Bake at 160C for 85-90 minutes steam bath method. Place your tube pan into a seamless pan before placing into another bigger pan filled with hot water. Temperature and baking time is a guide only, so adjust accordingly. Remove the water bath at the last 5-10 minutes of baking.
6. Once cooked, remove from oven immediately and invert to cool before unmoulding.

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Banana Gula Melaka Sponge Cake II

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IMG_9240Banana Gula Melaka Sponge Cake II

Ingredients:

150g cake flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
180g banana (mashed)
70g gula melaka syrup – {boil 50g of gula melaka with 50g of water and reduce to about 70g}
70g corn oil
6 yolks (from eggs with average weight of 67g with shell)
1/2 salt

6 whites
1/2 tsp cream of tartar
60g caster sugar

 

Instructions:-

Line bottom and grease sides of a 8″ square pan. You can also use an 9″ round pan, if you so wish. Preheat oven to 160C.

Mash banana with a fork until very fine and add oil, yolks, salt, gula melaka syrup and using a hand whisk, mix the ingredients until even.

Mix the baking soda to the flour and sift this into the yolk mixture and mix until well combined. Do not over-mix. Set aside.

In mixing bowl of your stand mixer, beat the egg white until foamy. Add in the cream tartar. Continue beating on medium speed while gradually adding the caster sugar. Continue beating until firm peak.

Gently fold the meringue into the flour mixture in 2 to 3 portions until even. Pour into the prepared pan at a height. Give the pan a gentle tap on the work top to get rid of big bubbles.

Place in a water bath and bake for 90 minutes at 160C. Tent it if top is browning too fast.

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Chocolate Banana cake

img_7702img_7712Chocolate Banana Cake

100g butter, melted
150g caster sugar
175g self-raising flour
1/4 tsp bicarbonate of soda
1/4 baking powder
4 tbsp cocoa powder
100g chocolate chips
180g very ripe bananas
3 large eggs, separate 2
50g full cream milk (liquid)

For the topping:
100g milk chocolate
50g whipping cream
some chopped roasted walnuts

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Method:

Heat oven to 160C.  Grease and line bottom a 9 x 5″ loaf pan with baking paper (allow it to hang over top of tin).
1. Mix together sugar, flour, leaveners, cocoa powder and chocolate chips in a large bowl.
2. Mash the bananas in another large bowl and stir in the whole egg + the 2 yolks, melted butter and milk. Once combined set aside.
3. Beat the egg whites until stiff. Set aside.
4. Add banana mixture into the flour mixture and stir until just incorporated.
5. Add 1/3 of the meringue and mix with a spatula to lighten before adding the remaining meringue. Mix gently until fully incorporated then transfer into prepared baking pan.
6. Bake in preheated oven for 70-75 minutes or until a skewer inserted comes out clean.
7. Allow to cool in the pan on a wire rack.

While cooling, prepare the ganache. Heat up 50g of whipping cream and pour over 120g of chocolate chunks, wait few minutes then stir until smooth. Cool slightly then apply to the cooled cake. Chill until ganache is set before slicing and serve.

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Banana Gula Melaka Sponge Cake

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Baked this in an 8″ pan

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Banana Gula Melaka Sponge Cake

Ingredients:

150g cake flour
1 tsp baking powder (omit on 2nd bake)
1/2 tsp baking soda
120g banana (mashed) (can add up to 180g)
70g gula melaka syrup – boil 50g of gula melaka with 50g of water and reduce to about 70g
100g coconut oil (used only 70g for 2nd
5 yolks (from eggs with average weight of 75g with shell)
1/2 salt

5 whites
1/2 tsp cream of tartar
100g caster sugar

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Instructions:-

Line bottom and grease sides of a 7″ square pan. You can also use an 8″ round pan, if you so wish. Preheat oven to 160C.

Mash banana with a fork until very fine and add oil, yolks, salt, gula melaka syrup and using a hand whisk, mix the ingredients until even.

Mix the baking powder and soda to the flour and sift this into the yolk mixture and mix until well combined. Do not over-mix. Set aside.

In mixing bowl of your stand mixer, beat the egg white until foamy. Add in the cream tartar. Continue beating on medium speed while gradually adding the caster sugar. Continue beating until firm peak.

Gently fold the meringue into the flour mixture in 2 to 3 portions until even. Pour into the prepared pan at a height. Give the pan a gentle tap on the work top to get rid of big bubbles.

Place in a water bath and bake for 80 minutes at 160C. Tent it if top is browning too fast.

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Banana Chiffon in Muffin Cups

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Banana Chiffon in Muffin Cups (Adapted from Enne Ty’s recipe)
Makes 12 large muffin cups

280g banana purée
5 egg yolks (65g eggs)
50 g oil
30g caster sugar
150 g cake flour
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt

5 egg whites
60 g caster sugar (can add more if banana is not very sweet)
1/2 tsp cream of tartar

Method:

Sift all dry ingredients and place in the bowl.
In a large mixing bowl, place banana puree, oil, sugar and egg yolks and stir until combined. Add in the flour mixture and mix with a handwhisk until fully incorporated.

Whip up meringue to firm peaks and add into the yolk batter in 3 portions. Divide equally into 12 large muffins cups and use steam bake method to bake at 160C for 40-50 minutes.

Remove from oven and immediately tap each cups on the table to minimize shrinkage.

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Banana Pandan Chiffon

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Banana Pandan Chiffon

Ingredients:

150g cake flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
120g banana
70g pandan juice
100g corn oil
5 yolks
1/2 salt

6 whites
1/2 tsp cream of tartar
120g caster sugar

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Instructions:-

Line bottom and grease sides of a 7″ square pan. You can also use an 8″ round pan, if you so wish. Preheat oven to 160C.

Blend banana with pandan juice and then measure out 150g.

In a large bowl put in corn oil, yolks, banana/pandan mixture and using a hand whisk, mix the ingredients until even.

Mix the baking powder and soda to the flour and sift this into the yolk mixture and mix until well combined. Do not over-mix. Set aside.

In mixing bowl of your stand mixer, beat the egg white until foamy. Add in the cream tartar. Continue beating on medium speed while gradually adding the caster sugar. Continue beating until soft peak. The meringue is ready when ribbon forms and remains on top.

Gently fold the meringue into the flour mixture in 2 to 3 portions until even. Pour into the prepared pan at a height. Give the pan a gentle tap on the work top to get rid of big bubbles.

Place in a water bath and bake for 80 minutes at 160C. Tent it if it’s browning too fast.

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