Tuesday, October 30, 2007


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
3 eggs(medium)
1/8 cup chopped walnuts
1/2 cup mashed banana or 1 1/2 bananas
baking soda
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.


Cinnamon said...

Shanti... it looks delicious!!! banana and walnut combo looks perfect!!

sunita said...

Shanti, the loaf looks lovely...must have tasted the same.

Jyothi said...

Hi Shanti! how r u? This new template is very good. Banana walnuts combo...hhhmmmm...yummy and delicious. Wish to take a loaf... D):
Thanks for sharing and have a great day.

Sirisha Kilambi said...

Shanti...Lovely looking loaf dear...I think a loaf is something less sweet than a cake and ofcourse rectangular in shape...This is my idea of a loaf......The loaf looks delicious...Nice one :-)

Kribha said...

Ah....I'm up for a slice with some hot chocolate.Looks so good and nutty.

lakshmi said...

you have combined two fantastic ingredients :) - looks so delicious

Happy cook said...

Wow they are superb.
Would love to have few slices

KayKat said...

Yum! I was *just* thinking of baking a loaf sometime today, you've convinced me :)

bee said...

looks beautiful.

remya said...

Perfect loaf!!! just love those walnuts n banana combo....wish ti have aslice :-)

Redchillies said...

Looks very nice. Wlanuts and bananas seem to been made for each other :-)

Lissie said...

hi shanti, the is so perfect! walnuts and banana combination would have made it really delicious.. :))

Cynthia said...

A perfect combination anytime.

Shella said...

I love this combo. N your loaf looks so so delicious.