Monday, 11 June 2012

Drunken Banana Loaf
Drunken Banana Loaf

1/2cup + 3 tbsp margarine or butter
1/2cup brown sugar (not packed)
3 ripe bananas, cut into rounds
1/4cup dark rum or cognac
1/4cup coffee liquor
2 1/4cup flour
1 tbsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp  each cloves & nutmeg
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 heaping tbsp. yogourt or sour cream
1/2 cup sugar
1 cup chopped nuts (opt.)

In a small skillet on med. heat melt 3 tbsp margarine with brown sugar.  Stirring, cook for 2-3 min. until mixture thickens

Drop in bananas and cook for 3min until softened. Add alcohols and cook for another 3-4min. Turn off heat to allow to cool.

While bananas cook, beat margarine, spices and sugar in a large mixer bowl on med. speed.  Add eggs, mix well. Scraping down mixture.

Add flour, baking powder and soda.  Blend on low.  Add yogourt, nuts then banana mixture, reserving some pieces for decoration on top of loaf.

Pour into greased and floured loaf pan, place pieces on top.

Bake in a preheated oven @ 350F for 65-70min until an inserted scewer comes out clean.

Enjoy with Love!

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