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Friday, May 05, 2006
A little feeling of summer- Banana and muscovado sugar cake


It's getting really hot, here in the Côte d'Azur and now all the tourists are gone, it feels so good to go hiking in the mountains to discover beautiful places.
And even better, to lay down in the sun and share a great picnic with some of your friends.

Some pictures of the 'Loup' in 'les gorges du loup'


Few weels ago, i was talking about the power of simple food you had as a child and said that, for me, the best cake in the world would be a 'gateau au yaourt'.
This banana and muscovado sugar is no less than a twist on the original yogurt cake.

Banana and muscovado sugar cake
This cake is extra moist yet light. It's very handy and thus makes the perfect picnic cake.
If you want to make the cake ever more moist you could drench it with a syrup made of 1 cup of hot water + 1 cup of icing sugar.
I recommend using very ripe bananas otherwise the banana taste will be too subtle.


Banana and muscovado sugar cake
serves 8

1 pot of yogurt (125g) = keep the pot as you'll use it later to measure the other ingredients
3 pots of plain flour
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
a pinch of salt
2 pots of light muscovado sugar
3/4 pot of vegetable oil
3 eggs
2 ripe bananas, mashed

Preheat the oven to 180°C.
Line a 23cm springform tin with baking parchement.
Put the yogurt, flour, baking powder, salt and sugar in a large bowl. Mix in the oil and the eggs and add the bananas.
Put the mixture in the prepared tin and bake for 30 minutes.

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5 sweets:
Anonymous Anita said something sweet:

I like the photos of the water very much! The cake sounds delicious, what a wonderful description of the picnic!

12 May, 2006 17:48 

Blogger Natalia said something sweet:

Another good use for bananas. I was just complaining about the lack of exciting recipes for using up old bananas. I'll have to try this one.

13 May, 2006 01:18 

Blogger iamchanelle said something sweet:

hi fanny! BEAUTIFUL pics of the water - i was quite taken with the last two. looks as though you had quite a refreshing hike!

question: what exactly is muscovado sugar? i have honestly never heard of it! what is the difference between that and refined sugar?

13 May, 2006 06:59 

Blogger Judy said something sweet:

I just stumbled onto your site and love it. I will be back often. I would like to make the Banana cake but don't know what a pot is? How do you convert a pot to cups or whatever? in English. Thanks for a wonderful site and your help. Judy

18 May, 2006 18:27 

Blogger Fanny said something sweet:

Hi chanelle, muscovado sugar is a kind of brown unrefined sugar. I think you call it light brown sugar in the US.

Hi judy. Welcome on FOOD BEAM. I'd reckon 1 pot of yogurt is approximately 1/2 cup.

xoxo
Fanny

19 May, 2006 09:18 

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