Thursday, April 29, 2010
Strawberry Banana Nut Bread
Digressing from cooking, I wanted to tell you how spring has been treating me. These days I am out in the yard either in the pretext of educating my son or mowing the grass or something else. Whatever the excuse I make it a point to be out a couple of times. Guess what fantastic sights I have been enjoying. The other day I was out and about and lo and behold I spotted this sparrow working away within the pine tree. I craned my neck a little and confirmed my doubts. It was making it's nest! Oh! the thrill of it. I sneaked in and got my camera and clicked away. Hmm... it was something else! I have updated a picture on facebook and if you would like a peek its here.
Strawberries (hulled and chopped)- 1 cup
Banana mashed -1 cup (~2 numbers)
Walnut (chopped coarsely)- 1/2 cup
Flour- 1 3/4 cup
Oats- 1/2 cup
Cinnamon- 1 tsp
Nutmeg powder- 1/8 tsp
Salt- 1/8 tsp
Baking powder- 1 tsp
Baking soda- 1 tsp
Butter/ oil- 1/2 cup
White granulated Sugar-3/4 cup
1.Preheat the oven at 350 degree F.Grease a loaf pan (9 by 5)
2.Whisk together the dry ingredients except sugar in a mixing bowl.
3.Beat the butter/oil and sugar until soft.
4.Add the eggs one by one and beat well to mix in.Also add the mashed bananas in and beat well.
5.Throw in the strawberry pieces into the flour mixture and toss well to coat the pieces.
6.Fold in the wet mixture into the dry one along with the chopped nuts.
7.Transfer to the loaf pan and bake for 45- 50 minutes or until a skewer inserted comes out clean.
1.I have tried both with butter and oil and both works fine.
2.If you wish you could add a little more fruit.
3.I read that this tastes best if you cut the loaf after 24 hours.I was never able to do it,though I had a couple of slices left on the second day and sure that tasted better.
4.If any of you happen to make this and let the loaf ripen before you cut, do let me know :-)