Banana Loaf

This recipe is passed on to me by my mum. It’s nothing but sooji halwa or semolina dessert in cake or loaf form. I have always relished this since my childhood. So would like to share it with you.


Recipe :

Ingredients :

  • 2 – 3 medium-sized bananas
  • 1 tbsp ghee/ clarified butter
  • 1 cup semolina (sooji)
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1/4 tsp cardamom powder
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • salt as per taste

Method :

  1. Heat ghee in a pan. Once hot, roast the semolina till slightly roasted but take care it doesn’t turn brown.
  2. In a mixie, mash banana with sugar.
  3. Once the semolina is cooled, add the mashed banana sugar mix into the roasted semolina.
  4. Try to remove the left over banana mix from blender blending the milk. Then add this milk into the semolina.
  5. Now add the cardamom powder, baking powder and salt and mix well.
  6. Grease a loaf pan and pour the contents into it.
  7. Bake this in an oven preheated at 350 F for around 25-30 mins or till a skewer inserted in the center comes out clean.
  8. Enjoy the cake for dessert or snack time.

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Eggless Blueberry Vanilla Loaf

I understand that most of my posts these days are connected to Johnson’s farm. Being a fading crop this month, blueberry picking was only for recreation purpose.We could pick very few around a cup or half a pound I guess.

So many choices were going on in my mind blueberry sauce or jam or cake or just eat them like a fruit. Finally I decided to bake an eggless blueberry cake. I apologize that I could not take any photos during the batter making process as I baked this cake in a hurry.

Recipe :

Ingredients :

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 1/2 cup vegetable or canola oil
  • 1 3/4 cups granulated sugar ( you can add 2-4 tbsp more depending on how sweet you need it to be)
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1 cup yoghurt
  • 1 tbsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup thoroughly washed and paper towel dried blueberries

Method :

  1. Pre-heat oven at 350 F.
  2. Grease and line a 9 inch loaf pan with parchment paper.
  3. Sift all-purpose flour, salt and baking powder in a bowl.
  4. In another bowl, beat sugar and oil together till it becomes fluffy.
  5. Add the vanilla extract, milk and yoghurt and beat further till you achieve a smooth consistency.
  6. In the flour mix, add the blueberries  and mix.
  7. Fold in th dry ingredient blueberry mix into the wet ingredients.
  8. Put this batter into the greased lined loaf pan and bake for around 55-60 mins or till a toothpick inserted in the center of the loaf comes out smooth.
  9. Allow it to cool for half an hour on a cooling rack.
  10. Dust some icing sugar over it and slice and serve with tea.