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EatSmarter exclusive recipe

Banana Bread

with Quark and Oatmeal

Recipe development: EAT SMARTER
Banana Bread

Banana Bread - Banana bread with big taste—perfect for a small cozy afternoon tea

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225
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Calories
25 min.
Preparation
2 h.
Ready in
moderate
Difficulty

Ingredients

for 12 pieces
4 ounces Cultured butter
4 ounces Sugar
1 pinch Vanilla sugar
1 Vanilla bean
3 Eggs (medium)
2 ripe Bananas (200 grams)
1 pinch Salt
9 ounces Quark
5 ounces Pastry flour
1 pinch Baking powder
3 ounces Oatmeal
2 tablespoons Powdered sugar (about 20 grams)
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Kitchen utensils

1 Bowl, 1 Hand mixer, 1 deep bowl, 1 Fork, 1 Rubber spatula, 1 Fine-mesh sieve, 1 Springform pan (26 cm diameter), 1 Parchment paper, 1 Wooden skewer, 1 Wire rack, 1 Large knife, 1 Plate, 1 Small knife

Preparation steps

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Banana Bread preparation step 1

Combine butter, 60 grams (approximately 1/2 cup) sugar and vanilla sugar in a bowl. Beat on high with a hand mixer for 3-4 minutes until butter is fluffy.

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Banana Bread preparation step 2

Halve vanilla bean lengthwise, scrape out seeds with a sharp knife and add seeds to butter.

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Banana Bread preparation step 3

Separate eggs. Stir yolks gradually into butter mixture.

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Banana Bread preparation step 4

Peel bananas, put on a plate and mash finely with a fork.

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Banana Bread preparation step 5

Use a wooden spoon to stir bananas and quark into butter mixture.

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Banana Bread preparation step 6

In a high vessel, beat egg whites with salt and remaining sugar until stiff.

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Banana Bread preparation step 7

Sift together flour and baking powder. Fold flour mixture and oatmeal into butter mixture. Fold in beaten egg whites.

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Banana Bread preparation step 8

Line a 26 cm (approximately 10-inch) diameter springform pan with parchment paper and pour in batter. Bake in preheated oven at 180°C (fan: 160°C, gas mark 2-3) (approximately 350°F/convection 325°F) on the second shelf from the bottom for about 45 minutes.

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Banana Bread preparation step 9

To determine if bread is baked, insert a wooden skewer into the center. If skewer comes out clean, remove bread from oven; otherwise continue baking for a few minutes.

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Banana Bread preparation step 10

Allow banana bread to rest in the pan, then run a small knife along the edge to release. Invert onto on a cooling rack.

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Banana Bread preparation step 11

Remove parchment paper and turn banana bread over. Allow to cool completely. Put powdered sugar in a sieve and sprinkle evenly over banana bread. Cut into 12 pieces and serve.