Baked Banana Cake

Bánh Chuối

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Preparation info

  • Serves

    12

    • Difficulty

      Easy

Appears in

The Songs of Sapa

By Luke Nguyen

Published 2009

  • About

I HAVE NOT YET MET A VIETNAMESE PERSON WHO HAS NOT SAID THAT THIS CAKE IS THEIR FAVOURITE OR THAT THEIR MOTHER MAKES THE BEST VERSION. BE WARNED, YOU WON’T BE ABLE TO STOP AT ONE PIECE, SO I’VE MADE THIS RECIPE BIG ENOUGH FOR SECONDS ... AND THIRDS.

Ingredients

  • 12 ripe finger bananas (see note)
  • 60 g ( oz/¼

Method

Slice the bananas thinly on the diagonal and coat with sugar. Cover and set aside at room temperature for 30 minutes.

Preheat the oven to 200°C (400°F/Gas 6). Grease a 24 cm (