Odlums Banana Layer Cake

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Ingredients

350g /12 oz Odlums Cream plain Flour
1 teaspoons Odlums Bread Soda
Pinch of Salt
125g/4 oz Butter
200 g/7oz Granulated Sugar
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon Goodall’s Vanilla Extract
3 Large Bananas (Mashed)
60ml/ 4 Tablespoons Buttermilk

Fresh Banana Icing Ingredients

1 Large Ripe Banana (Mashed)
450g/1 pound Icing Sugar (Sieved)
50g/2 oz Butter
125g/4 oz Cream Cheese
1 teaspoon Goodall’s Vanilla Extract

Filling

2 bananas (not overly ripe, for slicing between the layers)

 Method

1. Preheat oven to 190°C/375°F/Gas 5.
2. Grease and baseline with grease proof paper 2 x 8 “/ 20cm sandwich tins.
3. Beat butter and sugar together until smooth and creamy.
4. Add the eggs and vanilla extract and beat for 30 seconds.
5. Next mix in the banana and buttermilk. Finally, sieve in flour, bread soda and salt.
6. Gentle stir to combine. Divided mixture evenly between two prepared tins.
7. Bake in centre of the oven for 25 minutes, or until well risen and firm to the touch.
8. Remove from the oven, leave in tin for 10 minutes.
9. Turn into a wire tray to cool.

To Assemble Cake

1. Meanwhile make the icing by putting all ingredients into a mixing bowl. Beat until smooth.
2. Spread two thirds of the icing on both halves of the cake.
3. Slice and arrange the bananas on one half of the cake and place the other half on top.
4. Spread remaining icing on top of the cake.

http://odlums.ie/catherines-weekly-recipe-Banana-Layer-Cake/

Traditional Irish Brown Soda Bread

brown soda bread

 This is a delicious, easy and very healthy bread.

Ingredients

  • 250g wholemeal flour
  • 200g plain white flour
  • 1 teasp. bread soda, sieved
  • 1 teasp. salt
  • 1 egg
  • 350ml buttermilk, approx.
  • 1 teasp. Honey

Optional Topping:

  • 1 tablesp. sesame seeds or pinhead porridge oats

To Cook

Preheat the oven to Gas Mark 6, 200°C (400°F).

Mix the flour, bread soda and salt together in a bowl.  Combine the egg with the buttermilk and honey then mix into the flour.  Add a little more buttermilk if the mixture is dry – it should be a soft dough.  Then pour the lot into a lightly oiled loaf tin.  Sprinkle the sesame seeds or porridge oats over the top of the loaf if using.

Bake for 45-50 minutes.  To know when it is cooked simply tap the bottom of the loaf – it will sound hollow when it is fully cooked. Remove from the tin and wrap in a clean tea towel while cooling.  This will keep the crust soft.

Odlums Banana Layer Cake

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Ingredients

350g /12 oz Odlums Cream plain Flour
1 teaspoons Odlums Bread Soda
Pinch of Salt
125g/4 oz Butter
200 g/7oz Granulated Sugar
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon Goodall’s Vanilla Extract
3 Large Bananas (Mashed)
60ml/ 4 Tablespoons Buttermilk

Fresh Banana Icing Ingredients

1 Large Ripe Banana (Mashed)
450g/1 pound Icing Sugar (Sieved)
50g/2 oz Butter
125g/4 oz Cream Cheese
1 teaspoon Goodall’s Vanilla Extract

Filling

2 bananas (not overly ripe, for slicing between the layers)

 Method

1. Preheat oven to 190°C/375°F/Gas 5.
2. Grease and baseline with grease proof paper 2 x 8 “/ 20cm sandwich tins.
3. Beat butter and sugar together until smooth and creamy.
4. Add the eggs and vanilla extract and beat for 30 seconds.
5. Next mix in the banana and buttermilk. Finally, sieve in flour, bread soda and salt.
6. Gentle stir to combine. Divided mixture evenly between two prepared tins.
7. Bake in centre of the oven for 25 minutes, or until well risen and firm to the touch.
8. Remove from the oven, leave in tin for 10 minutes.
9. Turn into a wire tray to cool.

To Assemble Cake

1. Meanwhile make the icing by putting all ingredients into a mixing bowl. Beat until smooth.
2. Spread two thirds of the icing on both halves of the cake.
3. Slice and arrange the bananas on one half of the cake and place the other half on top.
4. Spread remaining icing on top of the cake.

http://odlums.ie/catherines-weekly-recipe-Banana-Layer-Cake/

Traditional Irish Brown Soda Bread

brown soda bread

 This is a delicious, easy and very healthy bread.

Ingredients

  • 250g wholemeal flour
  • 200g plain white flour
  • 1 teasp. bread soda, sieved
  • 1 teasp. salt
  • 1 egg
  • 350ml buttermilk, approx.
  • 1 teasp. Honey

Optional Topping:

  • 1 tablesp. sesame seeds or pinhead porridge oats

To Cook

Preheat the oven to Gas Mark 6, 200°C (400°F).

Mix the flour, bread soda and salt together in a bowl.  Combine the egg with the buttermilk and honey then mix into the flour.  Add a little more buttermilk if the mixture is dry – it should be a soft dough.  Then pour the lot into a lightly oiled loaf tin.  Sprinkle the sesame seeds or porridge oats over the top of the loaf if using.

Bake for 45-50 minutes.  To know when it is cooked simply tap the bottom of the loaf – it will sound hollow when it is fully cooked. Remove from the tin and wrap in a clean tea towel while cooling.  This will keep the crust soft.