Sugar banana cake

Sugar banana cake

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From
East
Serves
8
Photographer
Leanne Kitchen

The ubiquitous cavendish banana is positively bland compared to the taste of lady fingers and the other small varieties of banana, which are prevalent throughout Southeast Asia. With their dense texture and intense tang, lady fingers hit all kinds of satisfying notes that our common garden bananas just don’t. Sugar bananas also work well here, with their sweet flavour and the way they hold their shape during cooking. This light cake benefits from chilling, so it can be easily and neatly sliced.

Ingredients

Quantity Ingredient
250ml coconut milk
60ml sweetened condensed milk
150g caster sugar
1 regular baguette, crusts removed and cut into 5 mm slices
or 300g 3-day-old vietnamese baguette rolls
650g sugar bananas, peeled and cut lengthways into 5 mm slices
20g unsalted butter, plus extra for greasing
coconut cream, to serve

Method

  1. Combine the coconut milk, condensed milk and all but 2 tablespoons of the sugar in a small saucepan over medium– low heat. Stir until the sugar has dissolved, then remove from the heat and cool slightly.
  2. Preheat the oven to 180°C and lightly grease the base and side of a 19 cm springform cake tin.
  3. Briefly dip a third of the baguette slices in the milk mixture and use them to line the base of the tin. Cover the bread slices evenly with a third of the banana slices then continue layering until the bread and banana are all used, finishing with a layer of banana. Dot the surface of the cake with butter, sprinkle with the remaining sugar then bake for 1 hour or until golden and firm. Cool the cake in the tin then refrigerate for 4 hours or overnight.
  4. Serve wedges of the cake with the coconut cream on the side for pouring over.
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