Thursday, September 2, 2010

Banana fruit bread with rose-scented pelargonium

"When baking, follow directions.  When cooking, go by your own taste"   Laiko Bahrs

Banana Fruit Bread with rose scented pelargonium leaves

Is a perfect family meal desert in which rose-scented pelargoniums leaves impart a subtle and exotic flavor that blends perfect with fresh fruit. Of course canned fruit are convenient, but best for this are  fresh fruit: banana, apricot, strawberries, pears, cherries or raspberries.
You can try it, also, with lemon or mint-scented pelargonium leaves.

Banana fruit bread with rose-scented pelargonium  recipe:

 Ingredients for 1 large baking pan (10-12 servings):
  • 5 eggs
  • one pinch of salt
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 - 1/2 cup white flour
  • 1/2 cup sunflower oil
  • 10 tsp boiled water
  • 1 tsp fine chopped rose scented pelargonium fresh leaves
  • 5 tsp blended fruits (or jelly)
  • 1 cup of small pieces of  fruit
  • fresh scented pelargoniums leaves to coat the tray and garnish.
  • 1 Tbsp of the butter (margarine)  for lubricate the baking pan
Banana Fruit Bread with rose scented pelargonium flavor

How to prepare it:
In a medium bowl whisk the white of the eggs with a pinch of salt to turn into a foam, then add sugar and whisk until it will turn into a cream.
Mix well with eggs yolk, boiled water, sunflower oil, chopped scented pelargonium (geranium) leaves, blended fruits or jelly (my option was raspberries jelly) and in the last add the flour.
Preheat oven to 350°F. Lubricate a large baking tray with butter, coat it with fresh leaves and fill it with the dough prepared. On top add the small cubes of fruits (I like banana), then bake it in the oven about 50 minutes (check if a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean).

Banana Fruit Bread garnished with rose scented pelargonium flowers and leaves

Garnish with vanilla sugar, and fresh flowers and leaves -  I used Pelargonium Capitatum  (Attar of Roses / Drusaim / Wildemalva)  flowers and leaves.


Scented Leaf said...

Ok, Mr. Monkey ... how many left?!

janet said...

What a wonderful WHB entry. Do you have pelargonium in your backyard? I have never heard of it.

Scented Leaf said...

Yes, Janet, actually we have 15 types in our scented collection.

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Unknown said...

I am definitely going to try your recipe. It sounds great and you made it look and sound absolutely irresistible. Great post!

Life Is A SandCastle said...

It certainly looks very beautiful. I see you grow pelargonium, they are pretty.

Prem Saisha said...

Hi,new follower!
Hope you stop by too! ;)

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