Tuesday 5 March 2013

Fairtrade Fortnight recipe : Malawian-style Peanut & Banana Cake

Fairtrade nut company Liberation Foods CIC is determined to make sure consumers don't forget to go NUTS for Fairtrade during this year's Fairtrade Fortnight (February 25 - March 10) - by buying Fairtrade peanuts.

Fairtrade peanuts are one of the most readily available of all Fairtrade nuts. They can be found in branches of Tesco, Sainsbury's and Morrisons in packs of Fairtrade Peanuts and Raisins. They can also be bought as Salted Peanuts and as Crunchy Peanut Butter through the 'Harry's Nuts!' brand, produced in conjunction with comedian Harry Hill, at Sainsbury's, Waitrose, Oxfam and The Co-operative. Harry makes no money from these products - the brand's all about helping smallholder farmers build better lives for their families by selling delicious nuts.

Taste-wise peanuts are great for savoury dishes, sweet dishes and snacks. Try the delicious Peanut and Banana Cake below, adapted from a Malawian recipe.

There's no better way to Go Further for Fairtrade for Fairtrade (www.fairtrade.org.uk/step) than to go NUTS!


Malawian-style Peanut & Banana Cake


225g plain flour
1 tsp salt
1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
1 ½ tsp nutmeg, ground
170g Fairtrade soft brown sugar
85g butter
2 beaten eggs
4 Fairtrade bananas
60g Fairtrade peanuts

Preparation Method

Pre heat the oven to 170C

Cream butter and sugar together. Add the beaten eggs slowly.

Coarsely chop the peanuts and roast them in the oven for a few minutes until they are a darker shade
(be careful they can burn easily)

Add the mashed bananas and nuts to the mixture

Fold in all the dry ingredients

Spoon into a large loaf tin. Bake for 50 minutes

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  1. I have to try this Peanut & Banana Cake....looks yummie

  2. i love baking and cooking i will have to try out this recipe sounds and looks so yummy :)


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