Sunday, 1 August 2010

BANANA CAKE AND NEW OUTDOOR FURNITURE FROM IKEA

This summer I am trying to improve my ability to bake. Two weeks ago my English friend Rosie taught be how to maka Banana Cake. We had some nearly overripe bananas and it inspirered her to find this recipe. Rosie use to live in Canada and it was there she picked this recipie up.
So of course it has to be calles;

ROSIE´S BANANA CAKE

Here is what you need:

225 g (4 dl) selfraising flour or
225 g (4 dl) plain flour and
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
100 g butter, room temperature
150 g (2 dl) sugar
450 g overripe bananas (3-4 bananas)
1/2 tsp salt
2 eggs

Start by putting the oven on at 180 degrees Celsius (170 if you have a fan oven).
Grease a baking tin and line with breadcrumbs.
Stir the butter with the sugar. Mix in the flour, eggs and salt. Mash the bananas separately, be gentle so that they do not get to watery. Mix with the rest of the dough.
Pour into the baking tin and bake for approx 1 1/2 hours. Check after an hour and if the cake look too brown, cover with some tin foile...
Serve with yogurt, crème fraiche, ice cream or whipped cream. Yummy!

We went to Ikea this week, to the biggest one in the world in Kungens Kurva (the Kings Bend) outside Stockholm. The founder, Invar Kamprad was very inspirered by the Guggenheim Museum in New York when this was first built in the 60-ies. You will know what I mean if you go there...We bought some nice wicker chairs for our "lounge deck" in Gåsö (Stockholm Archipelago) and some more black tables, "Noresund". And we "invigde" (inaugarted) them with coffee and banana cake!

2 comments:

  1. Yummi! You can also throw in some tiny bits of dark chocolate. Nice chairs by the way!

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