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Banana bread/cake with pics

debjk

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#1
Made britmums orange and almond cake and wondered if it could be adapted with other fruits so today I made a Banana and cinnamon cake it wasnt too sweet so more like a bread with a cake texture am thinking it would be nice with sweetened quark anyhow it was huge so cut it into 9 slices at 2syns a slice.

Ingredients
56g/2oz self raising flour 10syns
6 eggs
cup of sweetener
1 tsp of baking powder 1/2 syn
2 medium bananas mashed 8 syns
1tsp of cinnamon think next time I will put 2 in wasnt enough really

preheat oven to 180

I separated 2 of the eggs and whisked the 2 egg whites in a bowl and put to one side put all the the other ingredients including the 2 egg yolks you seperated in another bowl and whisk, once nicely mixed fold in the 2 egg whites until there are no big lumps pour mixture into a sandwich tin, i used a silicon one it only just all fit in!
now I didnt time this lol i think about 40 mins after about 20 I covered the top with foil to stop it burning once out of the oven leav in the tin to cool for a bit then turn out and cut into 9 slices easier than it sounds cut into thirds then each thrid into 3 it works out to 2 syns a slice plus 1/2 syn over so I am going to count one slice at 2.5 the rest at 2 syns I then sprinkled sweetener over the top this will melt and make the top a bit sticky mmmmmm

here are some pictures
 
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#3
Me too! Looks yummy!!
 

Kim&Leah

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#4
Will be doing that this weekend.. But can I ask why the 2 bananas are 8 syns???
 

debjk

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#6
Will be doing that this weekend.. But can I ask why the 2 bananas are 8 syns???
My book says average banana cooked is 4 syns per ounce its 1.5 syns I didnt weigh I just put in 2 medium ones it does make a really big cake tho and the slice for 2 syns I think is worth it

I just had a piece and sliced it to make a sandwich type cake and spread with strawberry jam mmmmmm was lovely I suppose you could do that and fill with sliced bananas too bit like a banana sandwich but with cake :)
planning to try the basic recipe with other fruits just as soon as this one is gone will let you know how they turn out
 

Kim&Leah

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#8
the sweetner.. can you just use something like splenda??
 

debjk

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#9
I just used tescos lol but any will do, think splenda is better but it costs almost 3 times as much! the sweetener does melt tho and doesnt look like that for long mine now reminds me of the sticky glaze you get on top of a sticky bun am thinking about doing a lemon drizzle cake using this method and dripping the lemon juice over the top so it makes a lemony sticky top mmmmmm

I just love cake lol
 

Kim&Leah

Silver Member
#10
Thanks.. I ended up getting asda's own, was about £1.20 cheaper!
Got all the ingredients today and a new cake tin.. AND new digital scales so hopefully it will all look as good as yours, I will post pics when I've done it later on.
Just a couple of more Qs, that cinnamon, I could only find ground cinnamon, is that right? And how come you have to seperate the eggs if it's all going in the same mixture??
 
#11
Made cake this morning. My hubby and I love it. I used Splenda and works a treat. Tastes yummy when you think it has no sugar or fat in it. Will be going in my recipe file.
 

debjk

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#12
if you seperate eggs and whisk it makes the mixture lighter and fluffier also makes the cake look bigger so that it looks nicely risen you could do it without but I would think you would get a flatter denser cake.
I did just 2 of the eggs because that was just enough to bulk the mixture out anymore I wouldnt of fit it in the tin.

and yeah ground cinnamon :)

let us know how it goes

Glad you liked it Mandy :)
 

Kim&Leah

Silver Member
#13
what a disaster, it didn't rise hahahaha!!
I don't know why?? I took my laptop in the kitchen and did everything you did word by word :( I will try again tomorrow, it was just all burnt at the bottom and about a centimetre thick lol!
 

Mummoth

Silver Member
#14
Kim, did you definitely use SR flour? and baking powder,. They are the only things I can think of as to why it hasn't risen.

I have mine in the oven now. It's had 40 mins but still isn't cooked in the middle, inside. So I'm sitting here enjoying the aroma, working up a nice appetite! It's risen well, too.
 

Kim&Leah

Silver Member
#15
Yeah I got everything this morning from Asda.. it's th eonly reason I went shopping, just to get the cake ingredients, as I didn't have anything in that I needed.
I used everything pictured here, including the eggs, so I really don't know what went wrong.
I covered it in foil after 20 mins too

 

Mummoth

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#17
What a shame then Kim. How annoying for you :-(

My son made Britmum's squidgy chocolate cake & although it cooked up ok, it was really bitter. I think he needed to use more sweetener. It's annoying when you make something that goes wrong, you really look forward to it & then it's not very nice.
 

Mummoth

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#18
mmmmmmmm mmmmmmmmm mmmmmmmm mmmmmmm mmmmmmmm omg that was so delicious! Lovely, did wonders to fill me up & curb my sweet tooth, all for 2 syns.

Thank you so much for that lovely recipe :)#

PS. I used 2 teaspoons of cinnamon but even so it was only very mild.
 

Kim&Leah

Silver Member
#19
hmmm Kim did you whisk the egg whites till stiff?
no :eek: LOL can you tell I've never made a cake before?! What do you mean by stiff??
 


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