The orders have started coming in.....yes, alhamdulillah...but that means less or no time for me to bake leisurely for a while....so, let me tell you a story about this Kek Pisang (Banana Bread).....Mak never used to bake except for Kueh Bahulu as we never owned an oven. Making Bahulu those days was done using api atas bawah (top and bottom fire, heat) using charcoal...you know the old traditional way! But, I remember apart from Butter Cake or Orange Cake and Marble Cake, I loved Banana Bread...the kind that you get from Mamak Roti peddlars who came round on his bicycle......of course the Roti Kaya from this Mamak Roti were to die for......tak pernah jumpa dah that kind of Roti Kaya now!
Anyway, I too, following the footstep of Mak, never baked ...well until recently (if you have read that I only started baking when I was carrying my 6th child!).....so, naturally, I have to try baking this......
I have baked this before, but this time I added chopped dark chocolate and throw some raisins on top of the batter.....and the taste....naturally....satisfying.....
175g all purpose flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp bicarbonate soda
1/2 tsp salt
2 large eggs
300g bananas-I used 450g pisang emas and reduced the sugar to 100g
80g walnuts-I forgot to add!
100g sultanas- I added
100g dark chocolate-I added
1 tsp vanilla extract
1.Preheat oven at 160C, Prepare baking tins...I used 2 loaf tins.
2.Sift flour, bicarbonate soda, baking powder and salt, set aside.
3.Melt butter, let cool, add in sugar and eggs, whisk lightly. Add in vanilla.
4.Add in flour mixture. Mix bananas, walnut, dark chocolate.
5.Sprinkle raisins on top of the batter and bake for about 40 minutes.
After that, enjoy, enjoy and enjoy!!
A glimpse of shots when I went back to my kampung during Hari Raya Haji.....
Pisang Tanduk from my father's back yard.....
My Tok Wan's (grandfather's) house....used to be my playground!
Hajar, Umar and Muhammad...playing around the compound my grandfather's house...I used to be like them...
The paddy field where I used to play with mud, collected tadpoles (??!!) that is behind Tok Wan's kitchen...hated the leeches, yucks!
Okay, I got to go...have a nice day and thank you for reading!