Saturday, 29 March 2014

Banana Orange Loaf

Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu!

In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful


I believe that cakes go into two categories. There are the special occasion cakes which are baked to mark a landmark moment in life. And, there are, what I like to call the everyday bakes, which accompany the little tea and coffee breaks in our day. This Banana Orange Loaf is definitely part of the everyday bakes category - a slice of this with a hot cup of tea and good company will cheer anybody up :)


Something that I do with cakes like this is bake it and allow it to cool completely. Then, cut into slices and place in the freezer on a tray. When the slices are frozen through, put them into a food bag and freeze. You can have fresh banana and orange loaf any time you like - just heat through for a few minutes in the oven :)


A Simple List of Ingredients:

1. Butter
2. Sugar
3. Eggs
4. Ripe Bananas
5. Self-Raising Flour
6. Baking Powder
7. Pure Orange Juice
8. Orange Zest

Bismillah, let's begin!
 As always, preheat the oven (temperature will be written in the full recipe at the end) and grease and line a loaf tin.


Grab 2 Ripe Bananas.


Peel them and roughly break up. 


Mash them up with a fork.



Put the mashed bananas into a mixing bowl. 



Along with some Orange Zest.


A little Baking Powder and Ground Cinnamon.



Throw in the Sugar. I ran out of white sugar so I added in some brown as well.



Add in the Self-Raising Flour.



And, the Softened Butter and a little Pure Orange Juice.
This is one of the reason I love Mary Berry's recipes. They usually just throw everything in to a bowl, and mix!



Beat well for 2 minutes until creamy and well combined.



Spoon the mixture into the loaf tin. I lined it with a loaf tin liner but baking paper would work too.


Bake in the preheated oven for about 1 hour or until golden brown and well risen.



Remove from the tin and allow to cool completely on a wire rack.







Slice and serve with hot tea!



Full Written Recipe:


Banana Orange Loaf

Adapted from a recipe by Mary Berry

Ingredients – makes one loaf
100 grams (3.5 ounces) Butter, softened
175 grams (6 ounces) Sugar
2 Eggs
2 Ripe Bananas, peeled and mashed
225 grams (8 ounces) Self-Raising Flour
1 teaspoon Baking Powder
2 tablespoons Pure Orange Juice
Zest of 2 Oranges
1/2 teaspoon Ground Cinnamon

Method

Preheat the oven to 180C or Fan 160C or Gas Mark 4.

Grease and line a 2lb loaf tin, and set aside.

Measure out all the ingredients into a mixing bowl. Beat well for about 2 minutes, until well mixed.

Spoon the mixture into the loaf tin, and bake in the oven for about 1 hour, until it is well risen and golden brown.

If the loaf is ready, then a fine skewer inserted should come out clean.


Leave to cool in the tin for a few minutes and then remove. Allow to cool on a wire rack, and then serve!

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Keep me in your duas, please,


Wasalaam!

5 comments

  1. Mashallah this was gorgeous, i made today, yummmm xx

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    1. Mashallah that's no problem .. glad you liked it :)

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  2. Such a moist and flavorful bread! I really want to try this...

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    1. Thanks! Really hope you give it a go .. it goes really well with tea!

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