Banana and Strawberry Salad

1 punne strawberries
1l  strawberry yogurt
Cut  bananas an strawberries and  mix with yogurt 
Very light and refreshing



•        Non-stick cooking spray
•        3 tbs flour
•        1 tbs + 1 teas sugar
•        2 tbs brown sugar
•        1/8 teas salt
•        1/8 teas baking powder
•        1/8 teas baking soda
•        1 egg
•        1/4 teas vanilla extract
•        1 tbs vegetable oil
•        1 tbs milk
•        1 ripe banana, mashed

Spray a microwave safe mug with cooking spray.
In a bowl, or right in the mug, whisk flour, sugar, salt, baking
powder, and soda. Add egg and combine until just incorporated
with dry ingredients. Mix in vanilla, oil, milk and mashed banana.
Pop into the microwave for up to 3 minutes, with no fear to stop
and check after 90 seconds for doneness.
Like all magical things that come out of the microwave, the inside
of this will be hotter than the surface of the sun when you first
remove it from the microwave. Give it a few minutes.

Banana Bread Cake with Peanut Butter Frosting


Banana Bread Cake with Peanut Butter Frosting 

My inspiration for this cake comes from the seemingly trendy pairing of banana’s and peanut butter. The last 2 food magazines that I’ve read have featured this combination so I decided to try it out for myself and to use my own cake recipe, just modified. The outcome is absolutely delish and the combination definitely works.

For the Cake:You will need:
3 cups Cake flour
2 tsp. bicarb of soda
2 tsp.
3 cups Cake flour2 tsp. bicarb of soda2 tsp.3 cups Cake flour2 tsp. bicarb of soda2 tsp.3 cups Cake flour2 tsp. bicarb of soda2 tsp. baking powder1 cup of castor sugar1 cup oil1 cup milk3 eggs½ tsp. vanilla extract2 ripe bananas (mashed)

Peanut Butter frosting:1.5 cups crunchy peanut butter1.5 cups of icing sugar¾ cup of butter½ tsp. vanilla extract

Method for Cake:
Combine dry ingredients and in a separate bowl, combine wet ingredients, except for banana mash. Combine wet and dry and using a hand mixer, combine well. Stir in the banana mash and half fill 2 prepared round cake pans and bake at 165°C for 50 minutes or until a cake skewer comes out clean.

Leave to cool completely.
Method for frosting:
Sift icing sugar and combine with butter till a smooth, creamy consistency. Add peanut butter and vanilla extract and mix well.
Spread frosting on one of the halves and place the other half on top. Spread the remaining frosting on top of the cake and drizzle with melted chocolate or top with chocolate chips.



Cinnamon Banana Bread (makes 2 loaves)

5-8 bananas, finely mashed             
375 ml sugar
4 eggs, well beaten                          
2 ½ ml salt
125 g butter                                    
10 ml baking powder
10 ml vanilla essence                        
5 ml bicarb of soda
10 ml cinnamon                                 
5 ml mixed spice
2 ½ ml mace                                     
5 ml nutmeg
250 ml milk                                      
125 ml hot water
4 c cake flour OR 3 c cake flour
& 1 c whole wheat flour

1.        Pre-heat oven to 180*C (350*F ).
2.       Grease two loaf tins well & paper them with baking paper.
3.       Mix flour, baking powder, salt & spices together.

      (NOTE:  NOT THE BICARB!)    

4.       Cream butter & sugar in large mixing bowl.
5.       Beat the milk, vanilla essence & eggs together.
6.       Add egg mixture to the creamed butter mixture.
7.       Add the flour mixture to the creamed mixture, mix well.
8.       Dissolve the bicarb in the hot water & add to the mashed banana mixture.
9.       Add the banana mixture to the creamed mixture.
10.    Pour the mixture into the loaf tins.
11.     Bake to 1 to 1 ½ hours.


Banana Chocolate Marble Cake

200 g margarine           
300 g sugar               
125 ml milk                   
5 ml vanilla essence
4 eggs                          
600 ml cake flour
5 ml salt                       
10 ml baking powder
2 ml bicarb of soda     
 125 ml sour cream
30 ml cocoa powder     
3 medium sized mashed bananas
1.        Pre-heat oven to 160*C
2.       Grease and flour a 23cm tube/ring tin.
3.       Cream marg and sugar till light and fluffy.
4.       Add eggs one at a time, beating well.
5.       Combine bananas, sour cream, milk and vanilla essence.
6.       Sift together flour, salt, baking powder & bicarb of soda.
7.       Add this alternately with banana mixture to the marg & sugar mixture & beat well together.
8.       Remove 2 tablespoons of cake mixture and mix with the cocoa powder, add a little milk is necessary.
9.       Spoon half the cake mixture into the tin, then spoon a long band of the cocoa mixture on top.
10.    Cover with the remaining mixture & twirl a fork through this to give a rippled effect.
11.     Bake for 60-70 minutes.
12.     Remove cake from tin & allow to cool



100 g milk chocolate        

a little milk
12,5 marg                        
a few whole walnuts
1.        Melt chocolate over low heat
     with a little milk.
2.       Add the marg & more milk if
     necessary to give a thick, yet
    runny consistency.
3.       Spoon over the cooled cake so
     that the chocolate drips down
    the sides.

Decorate with whole walnuts