Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Banana Wolfberry Cake

Sorry for the picture quality; it was taken with a W508. Worry not, the cake looks and taste better in reality.

Serves 8

200g flour
50g wholemeal flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
2 1/2 tbsp Chinese wolfberry (kei chi in Cantonese)
raw, pumpkin seeds (optional)

200 cc milk
1 tbsp molasses
1 tbsp butter, room temperature
2 ripe bananas, mashed
1 egg
50ml oolong tea

Preheat oven to 160°C/320°F
Oil a 4-qt baking dish with 1/2 tsp of butter
Combine butter with flour using fingers
Mix in milk, egg and tea using a balloon whisk
Fold in bananas, wolfberry and molasses
Pour mixture into dish and even it with a spatula
Sprinkle pumpkin seeds (optional)

Whack it in the oven and bake for 60 minutes

If the taste of molasses sends you running away, try substituting it with 3 tbsp of sugar or with figs. The figs will however accentuate the sweetness in the cake, so use it with care.

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