Bananas are still expensive in Oz, but .....

Do any of you have some nice [b]recipes for bananas[/b]? Breads, muffins, whatever?



Our suitcases TRIPLE on the journey back from anywhere out of Msia!


You can tell how deprived we are.

Yep I don't get to the States often, but when I do my suitcase is always heavier coming back!


Canned pumpkin! Good lord. I don't think such a thing exists in Oz!

Neither does it in NZ Carol.
The man must have it shipped in!!


Canned pumpkin!

Good lord.

I don't think such a thing exists in Oz!

Yeah we are reknowned for canned goods! Reminds me of spam we ate in the army, thankful I had the good sense to eat German food in local digs otherwise I would of eaten white bread like [color=red]wonder[/color]
shipped from Texas!



Thanks for the recipe, it sounds bananalicious! My hubby hates bananas ... which means more for me and the boys!

When I was a kid, my mum used to make gramma pie from gramma pumpkins ... they seemed to just about grow wild by the side of the road where we lived then!

And it was beautiful!

Gramma pie baking seems to be becoming a lost art ... I will have to have a go.



Thanks for reminding me, I've got to pull out some pumpkin cans and make pies this Christmas (I haven't been to the States for a while so supplies running low but they've got to be eaten!).


My wife reminded me that for the true icecream experience leave out the milk and just add some flavouring before blending the frozen bananas.


sorry have been busy, lots of parties and I promise to send my pumpkin pie recipe, just that it's from a can (hand over mouth saying egad!) my wife insists, she hates my homemaded version, and my brother prefers sweet potato pie as I do, real southern style!
As for banana who I interviewed has Nick Malgieri's recipe posted so I copied it and here it is!

Banana Loaf Cake
One 9-inch cake

Adapted from Perfect Light Desserts by Nick Malgieri and David Joachim

2 1/2 cups flour (spoon flour into dry-measure cup and level off)
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
3 large egg whites
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup dark brown sugar, firmly packed
3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 1/2 cups mashed bananas (about 4 or 5 large very ripe banana-mash, then measure)

One 9 x 5 x 3-inch loaf pan, sprayed with vegetable cooking spray coated with fine, dry breadcrumbs or a dusting of flour

1. Set a rack in the middle level of the oven and preheat to 350 degrees.

2. Stir together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and cinnamon.

3. In a medium mixing bowl, whisk the egg whites to break them up, then whisk in the sugar and the brown sugar. Whisk in the butter and vanilla, followed by the mashed bananas.

4. Sift the flour mixture over the banana mixture and thoroughly fold it in. Scrape the batter into the prepared pan and smooth the top.

5. Bake the cake for about 55 to 65 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center emerges clean.

6. Cool the cake in the pan on a rack for 10 minutes, then unmold it and cool completely on a rack.

Storage: Keep the cake wrapped in plastic at room temperature after it has cooled. For longer storage, double wrap and freeze for up to a month.

I've never made cut-out biscuits before, except for gingerbreadmen. Don't have the patience. But, [url=]this recipe (with shortening)[/url] looks promising...and [url=]with butter[/url]. Can you tell I'm still cookie-hunting?

One christmas I made eight sets of gingerbreadhouse pieces, and had my guests form groups of 2 or 3 to 'build' the house and decorate it with the provided gumdrops, candies etc. They had a blast. I'm thinking of a cookie exchange this year...well, maybe.

Rolling Eyes

Any other ideas for party themes?

There's no rush, TP!

Santa is coming and all that ... got a nice, simple biscuit recipe suitable for using my christmas biscuit cutters? They might make nice little gifts.


I actually made 'Banana Chocolate Cheesecake' muffins with leftover bananas, Philly cheese that was still in the fridge, and a pile of chocolate left over from making Mick's Stripey Cat!
Very delicious[/color]!

I believe!


Rolling Eyes

I can't decide which banana recipe to post. Too many things going on, head's spinning. Of course, you didn't help by lengthening my christmas bake list.

And that's my question, Bill.

Post your recipes! Not all banana cakes/breads are created equal.

I actually made 'Banana Chocolate Cheesecake' muffins with leftover bananas, Philly cheese that was still in the fridge, and a pile of chocolate left over from making Mick's Stripey Cat!

Very delicious!

When they get over ripe they are just right for banana cake!

Thanks Matthew,

Sounds very nice! I'm not at all good with bananas that have even the slightest hint of being over-ripe!!



It's not baking but here we go.....

Throw some in the freezer (ones you wouldn't like to eat), when frozen solid put in the microwave for 10sec (just to thaw the skin so you can peel them - or peel them first and freeze them in chunks in a bag). Get your blender out, put frozen banana chunks in with a little milk, a dollop of yoghurt and honey (or your choice of fruit/yoghurt/juice) and blend well. Pour into a glass and slurp away.....

It comes out smooth and creamy - if you don't put too much fluid in it's like guilt free icecream, or more fluid and you have a thick shake! Kids love them.

Best enjoyed on a hot day or for a quick dessert!