April ’10: Banana Shortbread & Banana Pound Cake

Made before exam~ Yujia thanks for your flour donation Red heart


Banana Shortbread

Yup modified to a low fat version again.  The recipe posted here is the original recipe~
I loathe bananas, but I couldn’t stop eating this after I baked it Embarrassed smile

Ingredients:

Old-fashioned rolled oats………………………………………………1/2 cup [Substituted with non-sweet coconut flakes]
Unbleached all-purpose flour………………………………………..1 1/2 cup
Cornstarch………………………………………………………………………….1/2 cup
Confectioners’ sugar………………………………………………………..2/3 cup
Table salt…………………………………………………………………………..1/2 teaspoon
Unsalted butter, room temp…………………………………………….2 sticks
1 ½ bananas, wicked ripe, mashed w/ juice of 1/2 lemon


Banana Pound Cake

I really wanted to try this recipe because the banana is caramelized first. (Technically it’s not a pound cake because no butter was used)

Ingredients:

Salted butter, chilled…………………………………………………2 tablespoons
Bananas…………………………………………………………………………2 to 3
Sugar…………………………
………………………………………………….3/4 cup
Sugar……………………………………………………………………………..1 tablespoon
Large eggs…………………………………………………………………….3
All-purpose flour…………………………………………………………
1 1/4 cups
Baking powder……………………………………………………………..2/3 teaspoon
Salted butter……………………………………………………………….1/2 cup
Salted butter, melted.………………………………………………..4 tablespoons

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Melt the chilled butter over medium heat.
  3. Sprinkle bananas with the 1 tblsp sugar and add to butter in skillet Stir frequently until soft and slightly caramelized.
  4. Set aside to cool.
  5. In bowl combine eggs and the remaining sugar and beat until creamy.
  6. Gradually add flour and baking powder.
  7. Add melted butter beating to blend.
  8. Add the caramelized bananas and gently stir with a wooden spoon.
  9. Scrape into a floured loaf pan.
  10. Bake in the center of oven for 40 to 50 minutes.

New mittens! Open-mouthed smile

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