The kids summer holidays have started. It was nice to wake up leisurely today- no early morning rush! Things have been practically crazy for the last few days and I have been running around like a headless chicken. And that is the reason for the lack of posts for the last few days.
Yesterday, as I was rushing out to fetch the kids from school, there was a small parcel near the door. I was in a hurry, so just put it away and went off. On returning, I checked the package and saw that it was from dear Jeanne. There was a note inside which said-
“…I was in the South African shop the other day to get some things when I saw these and thought of you- so I’ve popped some in the post as I remember how much your gorgeous kids loved them…”
You see, Jeanne had sent us this South African fruit roll a few months back, along with some other goodies. I had mentioned to her how much we, especially the kids loved it. But , it was a while ago, and it was so thoughtful of her to remember. It was totally unexpected. Thanks Jeanne, it was a great start to their holidays; when I showed them the contents of the parcel, they even changed extra fast.
With the kids at home for the next six weeks, things are going to be busy and noisy. And the cooking/ baking will increase too- got two ever – hungry kids to take care of. Whether the posting will increase as well, is another matter though; but I will try to post as much as I can.
I made an eggless banana and nutella swirled bread yesterday, which, very nicely, took care of today’s afternoon snack, along with glasses of milk. The pictures were taken in a hurry, and are not exactly great, but it gives you an idea nevertheless. The bread tasted good though- very moist and crumbly.
Sorry for the rushed post, but I’ve got two active kids at home
2 medium sized ripe bananas
5 tblsp of sugar (I used raw cane sugar)
6 tblsp of sunflower/vegetable oil
1 c of milk
2 and 1/2 c whole wheat flour (atta)
2 and 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/3 tsp bicarbonate of soda
5-6 heaped tblsp of nutella
- Pre heat the oven at 180 deg C and line a loaf tin with foil. have a bit of foil overhanging on the sides, for lifting out the bread easily from the pan.
- Puree the bananas along with the sugar. Mix in the oil and milk.
- In a bowl, mix together the flour, baking powder and soda.
- Make a well in the centre of the flour mixture and tip in the banana mixture. Fold in till everything is moistened.
- Add the nutella and mix in very roughly.
- Tip the mixture into the prepared loaf pan and smooth the top.
- Place the pan in the centre of the pre heated oven and bake for about 40-45 minutes.After about 30 minutes, if the top browns too much, cover the top loosely with a piece of foil and bake for the rest of the minutes.
- Cool the bread in the pan for a few minutes, lift it out gently with the help of the overhanging bit of foil, remove the foil, and cool completely on the rack before slicing.
Take care and I’ll see you next week. Enjoy your weekend!