To be frank i don't know the difference between a loaf and a cake.i just googled it and got the answer as" it depends on the shape ".if its made in a rectangular dish then its a loaf and in a normal cake tin it is a cake.Am I right?many r familiar with this banana and walnut combination i guess.I used freshly de-shelled walnuts & fresh banana .We have a Persian grocery store near by my place where i get my fresh produce .I always bring walnuts (with shells) which r very cheap.Walnuts have Omega-3 and its very good for health.I only deshell them when ever i want to eat in order to keep them fresh.
The cooking time of this is more than the usual cakes or loafs .Banana helps this loaf to be moist even after cutting n storing.I topped the loaf with chopped almonds,chopped walnuts and chopped raisins.When i was about to take from the oven i was happy to smell it.The golden raisins n banana smell was too good...i loved it...finally my husband certified that the cake really came out well n its very tasty .Oh! i was very happy then...
1 cup maida/all purpose flour
1 cup sugar
1/8 cup chopped walnuts
1/2 cup mashed banana or 1 1/2 bananas
pinch of salt
butter 2/3 stick finely chopped or butter at room temp.
non-stick cooking spray
dry fruits of ur choicefor garnish finely chopped a handful
mix all the wet ingredients and sugar and beat with an electric beater for 2 minutes.
now add the dry ingredients.
beat for 4 minutes.
Pre-heat the oven at 350 degrees F.
spray an oven proof dish with non-stick cooking spray or
line an aluminium foil in the tin and spary with non stick cooking spray.
pour the batter into the tin .
bake it on 350 degrees F for 30 to 40 minuntes or till a skewer comes out clean.
transfer it into a serving plate and cut into slices with a bread knife.