What makes a nation come to a halt, take notice, then sit and watch with pounding heart beats. Is it Politics or election or religion or something else? While trying to figure out this question I realized that there is one thing which binds us together irrespective of our backgrounds, caste and religion. And when the nation‘s heart beats to the tune of cricket, I wont look further anywhere in concluding that it’s cricket, what else?
Have you come across a neighborhood /mohalla / para cricket where even elders get involved with their children playing cricket. From Shivaji Park in Mumbai to Maidan in Kolkata, what draws your attention the most? A child making a move to ball his maiden over or a batsman striking a stance which probably would end up being four runs. We like to stop for a moment, join the fun, cheer them up and then brush off and move on putting a smile on our face, nudging our head believing that someday that child will make it to Indian cricket team. But then even if you are a housewife like me don’t you yourself like to stop for a moment in front of your TV when ever Dhoni will be hitting match winning sixes. And then will swing his bat like a sword, like a warrior in the battlefield.
Banana and blueberry is a great combination and when this is served with dollop of ice-creams then this becomes a delicious combination. Put on the TV to watch your IPL matches and enjoy these slices with dollop of ice-creams.
Banana Blueberry Walnut Loaf
All purpose flour- 1cup
Whole wheat flour-1 cup
Butter ½ cup
½ tsp of baking soda
½ tsp of baking powder
½ cup of milk
½ cup of frozen Blueberry
2 Bananas mashed
½ cup of walnuts chopped
- Mix in the dry ingredients in big bowl-all purpose flour, whole wheat flour, baking soda, baking powder. I have included whole wheat flour for a more healthy option. If you wish you may use plain flour for baking this loaf or may use whole wheat flour only.
- Now cream together butter and sugar with a fork or whatever way you prefer.
- Slowly add in one egg at a time mixing through.
- Now add in milk to the above creamed sugar and butter, egg mixture.
- Mash the bananas well. If you have ripened bananas that may give good texture to the loaf.
- Now add in bananas to the above prepared mixture.
- Crush some walnuts.
- Take out blueberries from the refrigerator.
- Mix in the dry flour mixture to the wet mixture of butter+sugar+banana+milk+egg.
- Preheat an oven at 180 deg C or 350 deg F.Prepare the loaf pan. Spread some butter evenly and dust some flour over it. Tap it gently to even out the flour.
- Mix in frozen blueberries and walnuts chunks to the above prepared batter. No need to thaw frozen blueberries as they turn out soggy in the cake batter or most of the time they settle down to the bottom of the loaf. Frozen blueberries which are not thawed tend to stick well with the wet ingredients which help a uniform cake.
- Bake the loaf for about 1 hr not less than that.
- Let it cool a little bit before you flip the loaf to a plate.
Make slices and you are ready with your breakfast loaf.
And when cricket crazy season is here .Just thought re-cap of some old recipe would be a nice idea to warm up your evenings while catching up with IPL cricket matches.
- Uppar cut- Kosha Mangsho- Bengali Mutton Curry
- Helicopter shot-Paneer Shahi Korma
- Bouncer-Mutton Keema Curry and Fish Keema Curry
- Doosra- Hearty Fish Curry
- Maiden over-Shrimp Rice Pulao
- Century-Stuffed and Roasted Whole Chicken
- Boundary - Fish Shami Kababs
- Sixer- Shingara or Samosa
- Power play-Mango Lassi
- Yorker ball- Black Forest Cake
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Happy Cooking Friends