Well I’m enjoying another day of school holidays here. Turns out I’m not good with dates and missed the announcement that today was a pupil free day. Thankfully I checked on the school website late last night and didn’t get everyone up and keira off to school. Phew. But we’ve had a great break from routine and I’m informed that it’s just 10 weeks till the next school holidays so that is something to look forward to.
Here we are trying to take a power walk yesterday – retro daddy was recovering from his weekend in melbourne so I had to take everyone with me instead of a nice run on my own. So he’s promised I can get that run in tonight! I could write a whole blog post on how hard it is to exercise when you have so many little people. I’ve even tried exercise dvd’s but they freak elodie out and she cries and howls at me feet if I try to move to them.
Now on my mega baking weekend I made my melt & mix banana bread in the Thermomix for the first time. It was a piece of cake. Ha ha. I know, I’m so funny. If you want the original recipe just go here. Here is the recipe for your Thermomix. It’s lovely and light and super easy to make.
What you’ll need
2 large bananas, roughly chopped
125g butter, cubed
1Tbsp vanilla essence/extract
2 Tbsp milk
1 cup caster sugar
1 1/2 cups plain flour (you can use SR flour and just leave out the baking powder)
2 tsp baking powder
Preheat oven to 180 degrees. Place butter into TM bowl and melt by processing for 2 minutes on 100 degrees and speed 2. Add in banana and process for 10 seconds on speed 4 to mash it all up. Add in vanilla, milk, eggs and sugar and process for 20 seconds on speed 4. Scrape down sides of bowl once inbetween mixing. Now add in sifted flour and baking powder and process for 15 seconds until combined. You don’t want to overdo it but you do want everything combined. Scrape down sides of bowl once inbetween too as flour tends to rise up the sides when you first add it in. Pour into a lined loaf tin and bake for about 40 minutes in a 180 degrees oven.
When a skewer comes out clean your cake is done. Remove the cake from the tin by lifting it out by the paper and leave on cooling rack. If you love your banana bread warm just use a long serrated knife to slice it! We love this recipe and it never fails me but now that I’ve done it in the Thermomix there is no turning back now.