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Raspberry, Banana & Coconut Bread

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Raspberry, Banana & Coconut Bread

Raspberry, Banana & Coconut Bread

I baked this lovely little morsel for tonight’s Brisbane Transition Hub get together. More to come about that later, but for now, here’s the recipe:

1 3/4 cup SR flour
2/3 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup coconut cream
50g melted butter
1/4 cup plain flour
2 large bananas, mashed
2 eggs, whisked
100g frozen raspberries

1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees celsius. Grease and line loaf pan with baking paper
2. Sift flours together & add sugar
3. In a separate bowl, combine bananas, eggs, milk & butter
4. Stir in thawed raspberries
5. Pour wet mixture into the flour & sugar & stir until combined
6. Pour into a loaf tin & cover with greased foil to stop overbrowning
7. Cook for 45-50mins or until firm. Turn out once cool

Notes: Instead of using raspberries, you can use any fresh or frozen berries that you have in stock. You could also substitute finely diced dried fruit for something different. I use 2 cups of plain flour with 3 teaspoons of baking powder rather than using 1 3/4 cup SR flour & 1/4 cup plain flour. I also don’t use the greased foil, as I don’t buy or use alfoil or glad wrap.

Cakemaking

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This afternoon I decided to bake a lemon ricotta cake. With the sugar and butter creamed, the egg yolks added, the lemon juice & rind as well as the flour combined, I realised I needed to beat the egg whites. Unfortunately I’d just been using the electric mixer so it was covered in batter. Instead of washing the beaters and taking the time to carefully dry them (any trace of water the the egg whites won’t stiffen) I grabbed out the whisk and thought I would give it a go. You understand the reasoning here right? I was too lazy to wash the electric beaters and I thought it would be easier to hand whisk the egg whites. And in about 5 minutes I had perfectly whipped snow white froth and a thorough workout. The cake didn’t fare so well in the oven. After cutting off the base it tasted fine although it was a bit dry. Fresh raspberries from the markets made up for it though.