Monday, June 23, 2008

Banana-Walnut and Sultana Bread

A couple years a go, my first attempt to make Banana Cake turned out unsuccessful. It was still wet inside though enough baking time. Blog walking and saw Elsye´s Banana Bread , encouraged me to try it again. Ah..ya, I have some walnuts from Turkey given by Nur´s husband when they visited us last month and decided to use them in my banana bread. I think it would be more flavour and give additional nutrition to Banana Bread. I add some sultanas too. And my second trial, I did it!
Walnuts are also excellent source of omega-3 essential fatty acid and have been shown as helpful in lowering cholesterol (source: Wikipedia).
In addition walnuts contain an antioxidant compound called ellagic acid that support the immune system and appears to have several anti cancer properties (See more about health benefits of walnuts here ).

250 g all purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda/Natron
pinch of salt
100 g unsalted butter, melted
100 g sugar
2 eggs
2 ripe bananas, peeled and mashed
150 g sultanas
75 g walnuts, chopped
directions: Place flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, eggs and butter in a Food Processor, mix well. Stir in mashed banana then sultanas and walnuts. Pour into a prepared loaf tin. Bake in 180°C preheat oven for about 45 minutes and continue to bake again at 150°C for 15 minutes. Check with a skewer. When it comes out clean then the bread done.


Happy cook said...

Wow that banana breal looks super delicious. Will wait for the recipe too :-)

Ayin said...

me too love banana bread.....apalgi sisa psg yg ga kemakan malahan manis..jd less sugar :)

chenmarlin said...

masa kami hanya menikmati photonya saja ? Mba, bagaiman agar roti bagian atasnya terbelah ?.

Little Corner of Mine said...

Your bread looks gorgeous and packed with so much extra goodies! YUM!

Retno Prihadana said...

Happy Cook: I posted the recipe, have a try :)
Ayin: bener yin, pisang yg dah ada bintik2 dikulitnya lebih manis, buat pisang goreng juga..nyammmy.
chenmarlin: hayuk atuh sini nyicipi..he..he. Rotinya terbelah, kenapa bisa begitu aku ndak tahu juga, mungkin kesempitan wadahnya kali :).

Retno Prihadana said...

little corner of mine: Thanks Ching.

I Cook4Fun said...

What a beautiful Banana bread. I am so going to try out your recipe as this is the kind of bread I like especially with walnuts and sultana.

Elsye said...

mbakkkk aku ikutan bikin yaaa..keliatan enak banget, kemaren waktu maen kesini belum ada resepnya...qiqiiqiq

thankss resepnya :D

Retno Prihadana said...

I cook4fun:My family loves the bread, I hope you like it too, Gert.
Elsye: sama-sama elsye, makasih juga dah bikin aku jadi pengen mencoba lagi, abis liat fotomu yang bikin ngiler :)

Dita said...

wiiiihhh gile mbak, itu banana bread gendut amat. Manggoda gitu!

daphne said...

Oh boy! U were really generous with walnuts! Was it dry or moist?

Salt & Turmeric said...

Retno, i made some last sunday. turns out horribly. lol. did u cream the butter and sugar separately or just dump everything in the food processor?


Retno Prihadana said...

Dita: Hi..hi kayak yg bikin :)
Daphne: between dry and a bit moist.
salt & turmeric: Upss sorry to hear that. It sounds like my first trial. I´ve just put everything together in the Food Processor including melted butter after cool the butter a while. I don´t cream the butter and sugar. Then stir in mashed banana, sultanas and chopped walnuts.

Retno Prihadana said...

Salt & Turmeric: he..he, I just realized that you make some on Sunday. I posted the recipe on Monday. LOL

Daffodil said...

wow so yummy.. nice picture!

Lia said...

well done! wanginya ampe sini mba

Salt & Turmeric said...

i kno! it seems like everybody was (or attempted to) making banana bread last week. lol.

Retno Prihadana said...

Daffodil: Thanks you :)
Lia: Makasih ya. Alhamdulillah kali ini sukses bikinnya dan cepet abisnya.
Salt&Turmeric: ^_^

Lore said...

Hi Retno!

I just got your question on the Original Recipes event. Sure you can participate with your grandmother's recipe combined with your own personal touch!

This bread is great! We use to bake something like this around Christmas holidays minus the banana which I believe it's a great addition for both taste and texture. I'll have to remember that.

Retno Prihadana said...

Lore: Thanks, I´m going to post it soon :)

chenmarlin said...

sudah bikin hari ini, betul2 enak lho, dgn isinya yg begitu banyak tetap moist.