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Title: Banana Bread - New EDC page 142
Post by: JulieO on September 18, 2014, 08:34:01 am
When my daughter was staying with us at Christmas, she made this cake a couple of times.  I thought it was the nicest banana bread I've eaten, so today needing to use up 4 very ripe bananas, I remembered this recipe.

I did something a little different this time, I made up a topping where I put half inside the cake (poured half the batter in the tin, sprinkled with half the topping, then poured in the remaininder of the batter and finished off with the other half of the topping before baking.  So, so nice.  Will include that in case anyone else would like to try it.  :)

Topping
30g brown sugar
1 tsp ground cinnamon
50g  chopped walnuts or pecans - use a knife, more control (today used walnuts, but have used pecans before)
50g chocolate chips (optional - didn't use)

Combine sugar and cinnamon with your fingertips in a med bowl, breaking up any lumps of sugar.
Add nuts (and choc chips if using).  Stir through with your fingers until well combined.  

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Title: Re: Banana Bread - New EDC page 142
Post by: troupie on September 18, 2014, 08:53:38 am
Like the idea; for some reason I can never see your pictures Julio.
Title: Re: Banana Bread - New EDC page 142
Post by: Wonder on September 18, 2014, 08:55:22 am
That looks amazing JulieO, makes me want to make it straight away.
Title: Re: Banana Bread - New EDC page 142
Post by: Cornish Cream on September 18, 2014, 09:27:50 am
Fabulous Julie and another recipe to try :-*
Title: Re: Banana Bread - New EDC page 142
Post by: judydawn on September 18, 2014, 10:12:24 am
Troupie, you are missing out on so much by not seeing Julie's gorgeous photos.  It looks and sounds lovely Julie.
Title: Re: Banana Bread - New EDC page 142
Post by: Bedlam on September 18, 2014, 11:10:22 am
Yes Troupie julieO's photos are amazing.  This one is making me drool.
Title: Re: Banana Bread - New EDC page 142
Post by: cookie1 on September 18, 2014, 01:06:16 pm
JulieO what a lovely idea. I usually make Tenina's Aunt Debbie's Banana Bread so will give this a try next time. 
Title: Re: Banana Bread - New EDC page 142
Post by: MEP on September 18, 2014, 10:56:53 pm
Looks amazing - artisan bakery worthy. I was craving some banana bread/ cake today but target didn't have any reduced price over ripe bananas. Will save for next time.

Thanks for sharing.
Title: Re: Banana Bread - New EDC page 142
Post by: JulieO on September 18, 2014, 11:19:37 pm
Thanks everyone.  It's such an easy recipe to knock up.  :D
Title: Recipe review: New EDC Banana Bread page 142
Post by: Cornish Cream on November 10, 2014, 07:45:16 pm
Having some manky bananas to use up decided to make this.I misjudged the size of my loaf tin and it overflowed. :-))
A very easy and nice recipe,a little sweet so would reduce the sugar next time and use a more appropriate sized tin.
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Title: Re: Recipe review: New EDC Banana Bread page 142
Post by: JulieO on November 10, 2014, 09:42:58 pm
Still a lovely cake Cornish.  :D

I did a review of it here too. :) http://www.forumthermomix.com/index.php?topic=15806.0
Title: Re: Recipe review: New EDC Banana Bread page 142
Post by: judydawn on November 11, 2014, 01:06:12 am
As long as it tasted good Denise, that's the main thing.  The manky bits would be nice with hot custard.
Title: Re: Recipe review: New EDC Banana Bread page 142
Post by: cookie1 on November 11, 2014, 02:23:26 am
It is so hard to decide which banana cake or bread to make when you have scungy bananas. There are so many nice ones available to us now.
Title: Re: Recipe review: New EDC Banana Bread page 142
Post by: Cornish Cream on November 11, 2014, 10:22:24 am
Still a lovely cake Cornish.  :D

I did a review of it here too. :) http://www.forumthermomix.com/index.php?topic=15806.0
I didn't see your review Julie so I have merged my review with your original review. ;D
Title: Re: Banana Bread - New EDC page 142
Post by: JulieO on November 11, 2014, 09:01:43 pm
Good idea Cornish.  I'm surprised there aren't more of this lovely cake.  :D
Title: Re: Banana Bread - New EDC page 142
Post by: Chocolatte on February 21, 2015, 07:22:20 am
If I wanted to add chopped walnuts to the banana cake mix should I just add them at the end? Should I mix them through using the reverse setting?
Title: Re: Banana Bread - New EDC page 142
Post by: JulieO on February 21, 2015, 10:08:14 pm
Choco, firstly can I ask if you are from the Taste forum?  Sorry if not, just thought I'd ask  ;D

I'd just add the nuts for the last 10 secs when adding the rest of ingredients, I don't think they would be chopped up too much more.  Give it a try and find if that works okay so you'll know the next time.  :)
Title: Re: Banana Bread - New EDC page 142
Post by: Chocolatte on February 21, 2015, 10:45:18 pm
Yes, you do know me from Taste Julie. I remember your fantastic food photos and have always appreciated the help that you have given me over the years.   :D

I really need to use my Thermomix more often. It is too easy to be tempted to use my KA for baking, but I can see the point for using the TMX in a banana bread recipe. Thanks for your advice.
Title: Re: Banana Bread - New EDC page 142
Post by: JulieO on February 22, 2015, 12:19:42 am
It's great to hear it's you Choco!    :D

Also good to hear that you got a TM too.  You may not use it for everything but it does do certain things so well. 

I don't do much baking these days and I still like to use my KA on occasion otherwise it wouldn't get used.  The TM does handle some cake batters really well though.

Say Hi to everyone on the Taste forum for me, haven't been over there for some time.  ;D
Title: Re: Banana Bread - New EDC page 142
Post by: cookie1 on February 22, 2015, 06:06:05 am
I used to look at the Taste forum occasionally but it all seems to have changed. I'm not sure I like it as it is now.
Title: Re: Banana Bread - New EDC page 142
Post by: Chocolatte on February 22, 2015, 06:41:12 am
I wrote a long post in reply but seem to have lost it. I will say hello from you Julie. The Taste forums closed several months ago but the regulars still keep in touch on another forum.

This is the condensed review of the Banana bread. Everyone in the extended family loved it. DH and FSIL said it was the best banana bread they have ever eaten. Next time I will reduce the sugar slightly and possibly the milk. My mixture seemed a bit wet, but maybe the bananas I used were larger than normal. I will also reduce the oven temperature slightly, but only because I am being pedantic. With a dusting of icing sugar no one else noticed that the banana bread was a bit too brown.

Will definitely make again! It was way too easy to make! :D
Title: Re: Banana Bread - New EDC page 142
Post by: cookie1 on February 22, 2015, 07:12:23 am
Thanks for the review Chocolatte, also the information about the Taste forum. Sad I used to enjoy being on there. (birdsam)
Title: Re: Banana Bread - New EDC page 142
Post by: JulieO on February 22, 2015, 07:16:59 am
Yes thanks Choco.  I didn't know about the forum either.  Glad that the regulars can still keep in touch, some of them have been 'friends' for a long time. 

I agree about the banana bread, it's the only one I make now and it's so easy.  :)