We are a banana bread loving family, and we love to eat all forms of banana bread (bread with plantain, yellow banana, etc). But Plantain is other story, we love to eat them in any form fried, curried, fudge etc. But I haven’t tried them to convert a quick bread.
When a banana or plantain becomes ripest with its black skin, it is not appealing and no takers for it in my home. I usually convert them into some other goodies before that otherwise they will go to garbage. I need to make bread for Elisabeth’s event also. However I end up skipping the event as not able to post it last month.
As Onam our harvest festival came on last week of last month, I was busy preparing feast for our festival and thus got only limited time for cooking. I am able to explore only when my hubby is home, watching the little ones.
On top of it my princess is doing too much mischief, which scares hell out me. When she was 2 years old she tried eating the tissue paper and discovering which brand of tissue paper tastes best. Now she has discovered that she can put tissue paper in her nose. She works really hard to put rolled pieces of tissue paper in her nose. Day before yesterday in evening, she was playing and put tissues in her nose. I was able to pull out 3 -4 rolls from her nose immediately with my tweezers. But last one I was not able to get it out. We got scared and tried to call her doctor immediately, and as it is weekend only ER was available. Labor Day weekend, it is really hard to see a doctor. Then we call our friend, my hubby’s friends wife, she is a pediatrician. She is our consulting pediatrician too, so when I called Beena she told us not to worry. If you guys are not able to take it out in the night, bring her here I will take it out for you. We tried a lot in the night, to help my daughter, but she would not let us take it out. So yesterday we made a visit to Beena’s house; and she took out in splits of second. She told us, this is nothing she encountered lot of her patients with plastic hooks, scotch tapes in their nose. While coming back, my prince decided to cry for about 45 minutes in the car. He started crying as soon as we got on the freeway and did not stop until we reached home.
Coming back to this recipe, I am on a mission to use two ripest plantains, leftover heavy cream after making cream cheese Chantilly for daring bakers challenge and cashew nut. I used spices like ground cloves, cardamom and cinnamon. I have seen bread recipes with roasted plantain; but I skipped that part as not in a mood to roast them, and also my plantains were not holding the shape as they are too ripe. End result was delicious and moist plantain bread. It tasted great with cream cheese. I and my daughter tried it with cream cheese, hubby took as such. I used ½ cup whole wheat flour. Here goes the recipe.
Take out all the ingredients for making bread
Preheat oven to 350F, grease and flour the loaf pan and set aside.
Peel the skin of plantain and cut it into two pieces and then remove the center seeds and chop and finally using a potato masher, mash them and set aside.
Swift the flour, spices, salt and set aside. Beat egg, sugar, oil and heavy cream, then gradually incorporate dry ingredients into wet ingredients. Then fold in mash plantain and crushed cashew nuts. Transfer to prepared loaf pan and bake for about 55 mintues.
Allow to cool the bread in the loaf pan for about 5 minutes and transfer to cooling rack for about 1 hours.
Then slice and enjoy with or without cream cheese.
Plantain Cashew nut Bread
Preheat the oven to 350 Fahrenheit.
Lightly grease the bottom and sides of an 8 1/2 by 4 1/2 by 2 1/2-inch loaf pan with oil and then flour the sides of pan.
Cut plantains into two pieces and remove the center seeded portion and mash using a fork or potato masher and keep aside.
In a ziploc bag crush the cashew nut into coarse pieces using a roller.
In a large bowl sift together flour, baking soda, ground clove, ground cinnamon, crushed cardamom and salt. Keep aside.
In a medium bowl beat egg with sugar and add oil and heavy cream v and mix everything incorporated well.
Gradually add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and mix everything well.
Finally fold in mashed banana and add crushed cashew and fold once again gently.
Pour the batter into the prepared pan and smoothen the tops with a spatula.
Bake for 55 minutes or until skewer comes out clean.
Cool the bread in the pan for 5 minutes and remove it and cool in the wire rack for another 1 hour.
I am linking this delicious bread to Hearth and Soul blog hop 116 hosted here.
Favorite recipes: Breakfast recipes event hosted here.
Bake Your Own bread by Girlichef