Whew what a title ! Banana and Pear Loaf with Vanilla & Sticky Pecan Topping but I really wanted to showcase all the flavours in the title ! How could I leave any out ! I already had to leave out Butter and Maple Syrup !

So I created this recipe after receiving my new Loaf size box from The Timber Cake Box Company – I’ve posted about them before with this yummy slice recipe Here  and I have another Special Banana and Pear recipe that I need to write up using the 20cm Timber Cake Box !
But this one is super quick to make ( slow in the cooking but thats what makes it so moist and special 😉 )

I mixed it all in the Tefal Cuisine Companion but you can use your mixer or even hand mix if you don’t have any special mixers 🙂

I used the fabulous Sunshine Vanilla – Madagascar Black Vanilla Bean and Vanilla Powder

So here is the fabulous recipe and directions for making my Banana and Pear Loaf with Vanilla & Sticky Pecan Topping

Oh and it tasted even better because the Banana’s were free ! my local fruit & veg had bunches of lady finger bananas that were very ripe and not perfect and so they were giving them to customers at the end of the checkouts !

Cake Ingredients 

3 bananas chopped into 1/4’s
1 pear peeled , core removed and chopped into 1/4’s
100g Butter
200 g SR Flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp bicarb soda
Pinch of salt
60 g Brown Sugar
40g Maple Syrup
1 Vanilla Bean – Seeds Scraped
2 Eggs whisked with a fork

Topping Ingredients  – { this is optional }

20-30g Butter
1-2 tblspns Brown Sugar
10-15 Pecans
1/2 tsp to 1tsp Vanilla Powder

Method 

Scrape out the seeds from your Sunshine Vanilla Madagascar Black Vanilla Bean and set aside ( keep your emptied bean and add it to your vanilla extract bottle for extra depth of flavour , or add to your custard or even scent some epsom salts for your bath ! – just some ideas )

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Use the Ultrablade and Melt { Cake Ingredients } Butter in the Cuisine Companion Speed 3 at 60 degrees for 1 minute ( or Microwave it )
Set aside
Add Banana & Pear into the bowl and mix speed 9 for 10- 20 secs , scrape down and repeat depending on how chunky you like your mix
Add in the SR Flour, Baking Powder , Bicarb, salt ,Brown Sugar, Maple Syrup and Vanilla Bean Seeds and mix on speed 7 for around 30 seconds until mixed through.
Add in the melted butter and mix for about 15 seconds Speed 7
Add in the fork whisked eggs and mix in for about 15 seconds Speed 7

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Pour into your Timber Cake Box Co Timber Loaf Box ( or other lined loaf pan if you don’t yet have one of these yet ! )

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Bake for approximately 1 hour on 160 degrees if using the timber box for low and slow baking resulting in a beautifully decadent and moist cake Check after 1 hour and cook for an added 5-10 minutes needed if necessary . If starting to brown use a piece of baking paper cut to size over the top.
( If using another tin bake at 170 degrees  for approximately 50 minutes check after 45 )

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If using the topping mix the butter , sugar, pecans and Sunshine Vanilla Black Madagascar Vanilla Powder and sprinkle over the top of the loaf and pop back in the oven for approximately 5-10 minutes until dissolved through with the nuts slightly toasted.

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Took this photo at night ^ hence the darker loaf ! 

Enjoy with butter !

 

 

 

Banana and Pear Loaf with Vanilla & Sticky Pecan Topping

Cake Ingredients 
3 bananas chopped into 1/4’s
1 pear peeled , core removed and chopped into 1/4’s
100g Butter
200 g SR Flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp bicarb soda
Pinch of salt
60 g Brown Sugar
40g Maple Syrup
1 Vanilla Bean – Seeds Scraped
2 Eggs whisked with a fork

Topping Ingredients  – { this is optional }

20-30g Butter
1-2 tblspns Brown Sugar
10-15 Pecans
1/2 tsp to 1tsp Vanilla Powder

Method Cake Ingredients

Scrape out the seeds from your Sunshine Vanilla Madagascar Black Vanilla Bean and set aside ( keep your emptied bean and add it to your vanilla extract bottle for extra depth of flavour , or add to your custard or even scent some epsom salts for your bath ! – just some ideas )
Use the Ultrablade and Melt { Cake Ingredients } Butter in the Cuisine Companion Speed 3 at 60 degrees for 1 minute ( Or melt in Microwave )
Set aside
Add Banana & Pear into the bowl and mix speed 9 for 10- secs , scrape down and repeat  for another 10 secs .
Add in the SR Flour, Baking Powder , Bicarb, salt ,Brown Sugar, Maple Syrup and Vanilla Bean Seeds and mix on speed 7 for around 30 seconds until mixed through.
Add in the melted butter and mix for about 15 seconds Speed 7
Add in the fork whisked eggs and mix in for about 15 seconds Speed 7
Pour into your Timber Cake Box Co Timber Loaf Box ( or other lined loaf pan if you don’t yet have one of these yet ! )

Bake for approximately 1 hour on 160 degrees if using the timber box for low and slow baking resulting in a beautifully decadent and moist cake Check after 1 hour and cook for an added 5-10 minutes needed if necessary . If starting to brown use a piece of baking paper cut to size over the top.
( If using another tin bake at 170 degrees  for approximately 50 minutes check after 45 )

If using the topping mix the butter , sugar, pecans and Sunshine Vanilla Black Madagascar Vanilla Powder and sprinkle over the top of the loaf and pop back in the oven for approximately 5-10 minutes until dissolved through with the nuts slightly toasted