Friday, January 29, 2010

Banana Cherry Lime Loaf

It’s Friday and you want to rustle up a little treat for the kids, but you haven’t been to the supermarket yet. All that’s left in the fruit bowl is a pile of stinking brown bananas and a lime. What to do? Make a Banana Cherry Lime Loaf of course!

Roobeedoo’s Banana Cherry Lime Loaf

10 oz weight of peeled bananas (about 3)
2 medium (free range organic) eggs
6 fl oz (organic) sunflower oil
6 oz light muscovado sugar
10 oz SR flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp cinnamon
Juice of one lime (or about 2 tbsp from a bottle)
100g dried cherries (the whole-foody sort, not the bright red glace ones – Lidl sells them, or Asda)

Whizz together in a food processor (or beat): bananas, oil, lime juice, sugar and eggs.

Add the flour / baking powder / spice in “pulse” mode (or fold in).

Finally, fold in the dried cherries. Beware chopping them too finely – the hit of a half-cherry is part of the joy of this cake!

Pour mix into a paper-lined 1lb loaf tin.

Bake at 180 for an hour.

The lime and cherries have a sweet / sourness which works well to cut the sweetness of the over-ripe banana. I cannot bear the smell of squishy bananas but I love this cake! And it is dairy-free for the kids.

I would show you a picture… but it’s gone already!


Penny said...

That sounds tasty: although in my house it'll have to be lemon juice not lime juice.

Phil Brabbs said...


Janey said...

I've saved the recipe it sounds lovely will try it out as soon as bananas have been around a couple more days!!

feresaknit said...

Made it today, loved it, just as well as tonight's tea left a lot to be desired, Bernard even left some so it must have been bad. We had a peice of cake instead.