We are starting yet another new Blogging Marathon Edition, BM#54. for week 1 I will be continuing my Fruits all form for Kids.
I know I have repeated myself quite, yet I need to say that cooking with fruits is a challenge for me. I could hardly come up with ideas. I was, again and again, coming back to the same old Banana cakes. I know I have a few versions already on the blogs. And coming up with another version seems too boring. Yet I have a valid reason.
Since I am thinking on the lines to have good snacks that can be packed and still stay good over 8 hours for Konda, I wanted to select healthy options and especially tea cakes. I love the concept of Teacakes and would prefer it to be mildly sweet and crumbly. I have always loved the Britannia Tea Cake slices but have never tasted it as it doesn't come eggless. However, I have touched the texture and wanted to replicate the same.
In the cake today, or as I prefer to say loaf, I have used wheat flour, honey, and brown sugar. The cake turns out superb with mild sweetness, the banana flavour is more prominent, yet not too much. When it comes to selecting flours or selecting sugars, I do not actually preach anything. How you eat your cake or what healthy options you want, is your personal choice.
However, I use All purpose flour very regularly along with refined sugar as well. So as another alternate, I look out for bakes that turn out good with wheat flour/atta and other sweetness. In those terms, this loaf is awesome. I adapted this recipe from Usha, who was inspired by Pavani, who was inspired by KAF cookbook. So you know this has come a long way.
The best part of this cake was that everybody at home was so much taken in by the taste, texture, and everything about it. Trust me, since then, if an overripe banana is seen on the table, all of them have started suggesting that I bake this cake for them!
Check out the Blogging Marathon page for the other Blogging Marathoners doing this BM