Glazed Banana Spice Loaf

This delightfully sophisticated Glazed Banana Spice Loaf can be served at a dinner party and it is easy to whip with ingredients typically found in any fridge.

Glazed Banana Spice Loaf.

Makes 1 loaf.

Ingredients.

1 LARGE Banana or 3 medium-sized Bananas

4 oz (115 g) butter, at room temperature

5 1/2 oz (150 g) caster sugar

2 eggs, at room temperature

7 1/2 oz (215 g) plain flour

1 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon soda bicarbonate

1/2 teaspoon grated nutmeg

1/4 teaspoon ground allspice

1/4 teaspoon ground cloves

6 fl oz (175 ml) soured cream

1 teaspoon vanilla essence.FOR THE GLAZE.

4 oz (115 g) sugar

1-2 tablespoon lemon juice.Preparations.

1. Preheat a 350 Fahrenheit/ 180 Celsius, Gas 4 oven.

2. Mash the Banana in a bowl, set aside.

3. Use an electric mixer and cream the butter and sugar until fluffy. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating to blend well after each addition.

4. Sift together the flour, salt, soda bicarbonate, nutmeg, allspice and cloves. Add to the butter mixture and stir until well combined.

5. Add the cream, Banana and vanilla and blend until smooth.

6. Pour into a prepared buttered or well-oiled tin.

7. Bake until the top is springy when touched gently for approximately 45-50 minutes. Let cool in the pan for 15 minutes, then turn onto a wire rack to cool completely.

8. As for the glaze, combine the icing sugar and lemon juice until smooth. Place the loaf on a plate and gently pour the glaze evenly over the loaf and allow to set.

9. Serve with coffee or tea.

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Easy Peasy Banana Fritters Recipe

Delicious Banana Fritters with White Coffee –¬†All my life, I’ve eaten Banana Fritters as a staple dessert snack…very quintessentially Malaysian! It’s sold all over the place in Malaysia, particularly between 2pm and 6pm daily. Banana Fritters is called Goreng Pisang in Malay. This popular Malaysian snack is sold at restaurants and posh eateries for the unsuspecting tourist served with ice-cream at an unbelievable price tag!

Actually, it’s most commonly sold at roadside stalls with other fried snacks like tubers fritters called Ubi Goreng. You can get a fairly large amount for only RM2.00! That’s about USD 0.54 and it can feed about 4 people too!

p/s If you’re traveling to Malaysia and want to experience this snack without paying touristy prices, get in touch with me and I’ll point you in the right direction.

Anyway, I’ve always thought that this snack was uniquely Malaysian and/or Asian but I found out to my amazement, its not! Banana Fritters and it’s variants are part of many other cuisines and available in most tropical countries in Africa and Jamaica where Bananas are found in abundance.

Here’s a simple Banana Fritters that only takes about 10 minutes to prepare…easy-peasy! Banana Fritters Recipe.

Ingredients

130g plain flour

1 tablespoon sugar

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/2 cup water

about 10 small ripe Bananas, peeled and cut diagonally

1 egg yolk, optional-I prefer adding this to ensure the batter sticks better to the Bananas.

oil for frying.
Preparation

1. Combine flour, sugar, salt, water, and egg yolk (if using) in a small bowl and stir until a smooth batter forms. To reduce lumpiness, you can use a blender.

2. Heat oil in a wok over medium fire. Dip the sliced Banana one by one into the batter and drop into the hot oil.

3. Fry in batches until golden brown and crispy.

4. Drain on absorbent paper and serve with hot tea or coffee. Yum!

Variation

You can also sprinkle the freshly fried Bananas with cinnamon for a spicy taste.

Banana Recipes that requires minimal preparation

As Bananas are exceptionally versatile and delicious, there are many easy banana recipes that use Bananas as a topping.

The fruit goes well with ice cream and flavored or unflavored yogurt and used as a topping for cereals and breakfast drinks.As Bananas are exceptionally versatile and delicious, there are many easy banana recipes that use Bananas as a topping.

The fruit goes well with ice cream and flavored or unflavored yogurt and used as a topping for cereals and breakfast drinks.Here are some delicious breakfast and snack ideas using bananas:

Try this snack idea for a healthy mid-afternoon snack option. It’s requires minimal preparation and will be an instant hit for finicky little eaters and active teenagers.Breakfast Ideas:

For a nutrient-packed and potassium-rich breakfast, just add two sliced bananas to your breakfast cereal/muesli, add two spoonful of flavoured yogurt, seeds or nuts of your choice and top-up with low-fat milk. An easy fruit salad:

-cut your favorite fruits for example; green apples, bananas, sweet mango, papaya, grapes and cherries or any other fruit of your choice into a large bowl.

-add a dash of lemon juice, dash of cinnamon powder and nuts or seeds of your choice and top up with plain yogurt.

-Mix well and serve chilled.

Try this refreshing dates and Bananas dessert. Easy and light.Date & Bananas

Ingredients

1 cup heavy whipping cream

1 1/2 Tablespoon of sugar

1 cup whole dates

4 medium bananas or 3 large

1 1/4 teaspoon of cinnamonPreparation

1.Remove the pits and slice the dates thin.

2.Slice the bananas in half lengthwise then slice into pieces 1/2 inch thick.

3.Mix together the cream and the sugar with an electric mixer until stiff peaks are formed.

4.Gently stir in the bananas and the dates. Separate into individual serving dishes. Sprinkle with cinnamon. Chill 30 minutes before serving.