Banana Bread

Saturday, March 03, 2012

food painting for the vegetarian cookbook by Fiona Morgan
Homely. Fun. Thrifty. Satisfying.

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Food painting artwork

30 x 30cm oil on linen. A literal interpretation of 'banana bread' - a banana which turns into a loaf- which inevitably has a touch of the surreal. Painted in a pop art icon style reminiscent of the 1960's and similar in style to a previous painting, Mushroom Burgers.

Interior photo by suzettesuzette

Original art on your wall.

Like this painting but having trouble picturing what this might look like on your wall? Email me a photo of your space and I'll Photoshop it into place (like I did with the picture above) so you can get an idea of it framed, hung and to scale.

Original artwork can be purchased in the Official Art Store. This particular piece is currently drying and will be available shortly for $150. To find out exactly when that is, get on the mailing list, yellow box top left. Alternatively, email me to let me know you're interested (fi at wherefishsing dot com).

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The meatless meals recipe

After you're done with making smoothies, banana splits, instant icecream and fruit salad, you could try this way of eating the cargo loads of summer bananas. As a bonus, it is easier to mash defrosted bananas than fresh ones, so you can just pop any older bananas in the freezer and pull them out when you're ready to use them up.

2 cups self raising flour
1/4 teaspoon bicarb soda (the banana is heavy, extra rising power is required)
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup sugar
3 eggs, beaten
1 cup mashed bananas (approximately 3 medium bananas) - frozen then defrosted is easiest
1/2 cup milk

Thoroughly mix dry ingredients together.
Gradually mix in the wet ingredients, one by one in the order given, into a well in the centre of the bowl.
Pour into a VERY well greased (get into those corners and thoroughly coat the bottom) loaf tin (rectangular, approx 10 x 22cm).
Bake at 220C for 10 minutes.
Reduce oven to 180C and continue baking for at least 50 minutes and until a dry knife stabbed into the centre comes out moist but clean.
Let it stand in the tin for 5-10 minutes before trying to turn it out. This greatly increases the likelihood of it coming out in one piece.
Sit on a wire rack to cool.

Serve slices as is, or lightly toasted and smothered with butter.

Makes one banana loaf.


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More vegetarian cookbook goodies

Need help with cooking conversions? Download this handy dandy pdf of cooking conversion charts for every cooking measuring system I could find. It should make your life easier.

Where are the rest of the vegetarian dinner recipes? They're all in the Table of Contents.
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