Saturday, January 8, 2011

Strawberry Banana Bread

Back from a refreshing break in Bombay...Had a great time catching up with my cousins, eating out and shopping !
Miss the school days when we had huge vacation time and went on holidays together and sat up chatting late into the night...Now, a few rushed days to attend a wedding is about all we manage to have time for ! This time, though, was much more relaxed and
I was really happy I got to meet so many of them in the family...

An aunt made this really nice strawberry bread when we were visiting her. I bought a box of strawberries to make this and made it from what I remember her telling me. It turned out nice, so I'm guessing I remembered it right !
The bananas were my addition and I cut down on one egg..

strawberry banana bread

My blog turned 2 on the 1st, so this strawberry bread (made slightly healthy) is for my blog's 'Happy Birthday'. Enjoy it for breakfast or tea.. It isnt too sweet or too heavy and goes great with a cup of hot tea..

What you need -

1/2 cup butter
3/4 cup brown sugar
2 eggs
1 ripe banana
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup flour / maida
1 cup wheat flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
a pinch of salt
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 cup curd / yoghurt
1/2 cup chopped toasted walnuts
1 cup chopped strawberries

What you do with it -

Mix the flour, wheat flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and salt in a bowl and keep aside
Mash the banana and keep aside
Beat the butter and then add the sugar and beat till it gets fluffy
Add the eggs one at a time and beat well and then add the mashed banana
Add the yoghurt to this and mix once
Pre heat the oven to 180 deg C
Grease a loaf pan and dust with a little flour and keep aside
In a large bowl, add a scoop of the flour and some egg mixture and beat, adding little of each alternately till its combined well
Fold in the strawberries and walnuts
Pour the batter into the prepared loaf pan
Bake for about 50 mins. Allow to cool and then cut into slices
Enjoy with hot tea


Dr.Sameena Prathap


Yummy bread...:)


Sayantani said...

A very Happy New year to you Archana. we also are getting plenty of fresh Strawberries these days and making cobblers and clafoutis. this one looks perfect....

Paaka Shaale said...

Happy new year to you Arch!!! And congrats on your blog's anniversary as wsell. The bread looks fabulous :)

Priti said...

Name itself enouf to make anyone drool...looks so gud and happy new year too you too :)

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

Happy New year and Happy Anniv to your blog too..
I too started 2 years back on 1st...

Sayantani said...

Arch so sorry that I missed on giving the mustard paste link. anyways here is the process.
I use the bigger black mustard seeds but if you are not very accustomed to the heat of mustard use yellow mustard seeds.
you can make the paste either in a mortar pestle or in mixer. i use the chutney jar for this. but in mixer you need to make a bigger batch.
to make paste just add little water and grind in the mixie on low speed. do this with interval or oil might come out. the paste should not be very fine like paste but little (very little) coarse. dont try to make very fine as it will make the paste bitter in taste. second thing is if you are using the paste for gravy then add water to the required amount of paste. por the top part in the curry to discard the skin.
if you are making for olders you can add green chilies while grinding.

Miri said...

Yaay! Congratulations - and Happy Blogiversary :)


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