Christmas is coming. It can be felt everywhere now. It’s just a week now. My house smells like cake all the time and my oven is anytime ready for a new order. This time it is an eggless banana and walnut loaf, along with some added choco chips. As usual, I tried to make it eggless again. It came out to be very soft and moist and the aroma of banana could easily be smelled. The goodness of walnut adds a value to this loaf cake. I added the choco chips to attract those picky toddlers who are fussy about the walnuts.
Preparation Time: 10 min
Baking Time: 40 min
Serving: 10 slices (medium size)
1 1/2 cup All purpose flour
1 cup sugar
3/4 cup sunflower oil + fresh cream (malai)
1 tsp baking soda
1 tbsp baking powder
1 pinch salt
2 tbsp cocoa powder
1 tsp vanilla essence
4 ripe bananas
1/4 cup choco chips
3/4 cup buttermilk
1/4 cup water
In a large bowl, seive all purpose flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt and cocoa powder. I grinded the sugar and made it powdered. Seive the sugar as well.
In another bowl, add fresh cream and oil and mix well till they get mixed porperly. Mash the bananas properly and mix them along with oil and butter. Add the vanilla essence and mix.
( For the buttermilk, i took 3/4 th cup of whole milk at room temperature and squeezed half lemon over it. keep a quick stir and keep aside to cuddle.)
Once it gets cuddled, strain the buttermilk and mix with banana and oil mixture. Donot over mix. In batches, add the dry ingredients and mix them with a spatula using cut and fold method.
I did almost 50 cuts and folds. If the batter looks dry, add little water and mix.
Finally, add the chopped walnuts and choco-chips and mix well.
In a greased loaf tin, pour the batter and tap to remove excess air.
In a pre-heated oven ( 150 °C for 10 min), place the tin and bake it for 40 min at 180 °C.
Once done, check the perfection using a tooth-pick. If it comes out clean, its ready. After 20-30 minutes, demould the cake and keep aside.
Wrap the banana loaf in an aluminium foil for atleast 3-4 hours before slicing them. Enjoy with your family and friends along with a scoop of ice-cream and celebrate Christmas.