Banana Lemon Sensation

Steps on how to prepare a Banana Lemon Sensation recipe

Time

1 hour 20 minutes

Servings

1

Calories

256.8

    Ingredients

  • 3 large very ripe bananas
  • 1/4 cup soft butter or 1/4 cup margarine
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 large eggs, well beaten
  • 1 lemon rind, of grated
  • 1/2 fresh lemon, juice of
  • 1/4 cup sugar or 1/4 cup other artificial sweetener

    How to make it

  1. 1. STEP

    Preheat Oven to 350°F.

  2. 2. STEP

    Ovens will lose heat immediately the door is opened.

  3. 3. STEP

    A hint for retaining temperature without heat loss when oven door is first opened is to pre-set the oven to about 50° higher than required.

  4. 4. STEP

    As soon as pan (s) are put into the oven, close the door and immediately reset to required temperature.

  5. 5. STEP

    For BANANA/LEMON SENSATION, set the oven to 400°F and drop down to 350°, at the ready.

  6. 6. STEP

    "Prepare" loaf pan in the usual way using a light cooking/baking spray and light dusting of flour.

  7. 7. STEP

    Set aside for later use.

  8. 8. STEP

    In a small bowl, grate the lemon and set aside (If you have an aversion to lemon, skip this step).

  9. 9. STEP

    In a small saucepan, squeeze the fresh lemon half.

  10. 10. STEP

    FOR THE LOAF: In a medium-sized bowl, mash bananas well, with a fork.

  11. 11. STEP

    In a separate bowl, cream butter or margarine with 1 cup sugar.

  12. 12. STEP

    In a separate bowl, beat eggs really well.

  13. 13. STEP

    In a large bowl, combine mashed bananas, butter mixture, well-beaten eggs.

  14. 14. STEP

    Beat again.

  15. 15. STEP

    NOTE: If you are using a blender or food processor, please be aware of over-spills.

  16. 16. STEP

    Sift together (if you prefer sifting) flour, baking soda and salt.

  17. 17. STEP

    (HINT: Because of the lemon sauce, I do not add salt. If you do not use lemon juice, or lemon rind, salt may be added, in the quantity stipulated above) Add banana mixture to flour a quarter at a time, and mix well after each addition, by hand, with a large mixing-spoon.

  18. 18. STEP

    Scrape batter down sides of the bowl into the flour and mix well.

  19. 19. STEP

    At this point, add the grated lemon peel and mix well.

  20. 20. STEP

    You can never mix too much.

  21. 21. STEP

    Ingredients must be well-combined prior to baking.

  22. 22. STEP

    Bake for 50 minutes to 1 hour. (my oven requires the full hour).

  23. 23. STEP

    Remove from oven and with your cake tester, test for doneness.

  24. 24. STEP

    Cake tester should come out clean, with no evidence of batter.

  25. 25. STEP

    Using your cake tester, puncture the loaf, all over the top, but not right through.

  26. 26. STEP

    While loaf is still hot, carefully spoon the lemon sauce over the surface.

  27. 27. STEP

    This will seep into the loaf through the punctures and add flavour to the Banana Loaf.

  28. 28. STEP

    Set on cooling rack until the pan can be handled easily, about 1/2 hour.

  29. 29. STEP

    Turn the pan over and tap hard on the bottom to loosen the loaf.

  30. 30. STEP

    Continue cooling baked loaf, until ready to seal and put away, or serve same day.

  31. 31. STEP

    THE LEMON SAUCE: In a small sauce-pan, over medium heat, combine lemon juice and sugar (or other sweetener) Mix continuously and bring to a boil.

  32. 32. STEP

    If you have an aversion to lemon, skip this step.

    Ingredients

  • 3 large very ripe bananas
  • 1/4 cup soft butter or 1/4 cup margarine
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 large eggs, well beaten
  • 1 lemon rind, of grated
  • 1/2 fresh lemon, juice of
  • 1/4 cup sugar or 1/4 cup other artificial sweetener

    Tags

    BREADS

    LEMON

    CITRUS

    TROPICAL FRUITS

    FRUIT

    CANADIAN

    POTLUCK

    WEEKNIGHT

    MIXER

    OVEN

    BEGINNER COOK

    STOVE TOP

    SMALL APPLIANCE

    < 4 HOURS

    EASY

    INEXPENSIVE

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