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Bananas are a primary food source in PNG and can be found in many dishes.

Banana Cake

Ingredients

  • ½ cup margarine or butter
  • ½ cup of sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
  • 3 medium size bananas (mashed)
  • 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
  • 1 ½ cup of self-raising flour
  • 1/3 cup of milk - just enough to give it the right texture, wet, but not runny


  • Method
    Pre heat oven to 180 degrees Celsius (gas/electric)
    Beat butter, sugar and vanilla essence until creamery
    Gradually beat in eggs and add mashed bananas
    Mix milk and bicarbonate of soda and fold into banana mixture with flour
    (note - the amount of milk will vary depending on the mushiness of the bananas)
    Pour batter into a round greased 20 cm deep-sided cake pan
    Bake for 45-50 minutes in a hot oven



    Banana Pancake

    Ingredients

  • 2 cups self raising flour
  • ¼ teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 45g melted butter
  • 2 - 3 very ripe mashed bananas

  • Method
    Sift flour and baking powder into a bowl.
    Make a well in the middle.
    Combine the remaining ingredients, add flour and beat until free of lumps
    Heat fry pan with a little extra butter or oil
    When the pan is hot spoon in desired amount of mixture
    When bubbles start to appear in the batter, flip over and cook the other side

    Serve
    Eat with more bananas sliced on top and drizzled with honey
    or with fresh fruit, or a squeeze of lemon/lime and sprinkle of sugar.


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