Baking Classics: Bananas Foster Coffee Cake

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Bananas Foster Coffee Cake

Banana bread is one of those classic southern staples & every good cook covets their recipe. Ideal for breakfast, entertaining or a late night snack, it’s usually prepared when several bananas have ripened too much which is indicated by the splotchy dark spots that cover the surface of the peel. Bananas Foster Coffee Cake starts with a baseline recipe but takes on a lovely flavor with warm spice baked into the loaves. Once cool, a Buttermilk Praline Glaze is drizzled over the top & Cinnamon-Sugar Buttered Pecans are pressed into the surface before it sets. Learn how to make an exceptional variation on a beloved favorite.

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Southern Recipes Rebecca Gordon Tailgates Buttermilk LipstickBananas Foster Coffee Cake
makes 2 loaves

1 cup butter, softened
1 1/2 cups dark brown sugar
3 eggs
1 Tbsp vanilla extract or dark rum
2 3/4 cup all purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp table salt
1 1/2 cups very ripe mashed banana
1 cup whole buttermilk
Buttermilk Praline Glaze
Cinnamon-Sugar Buttered Pecans

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Grease & flour 2 {9-x 5-inch} loaf pans. Set aside. Cream the butter & the sugar with an electric stand mixer until light & airy, about 4 to 5 minutes. Add the eggs & mix just until the yellow disappears. Blend in the vanilla or the rum. Mix on Low speed until combined. Whisk together the flour, the baking soda, the cinnamon & the salt in a small bowl. Add to the butter mixture alternately with the bananas & the buttermilk beginning & ending with the flour mixture. Portion the batter between the pans & spread it to the edges. Drop them onto the counter top several times to settle the leavening for an even rise. Bake 1 hour to 1 hour & 10 minutes or until a wooden pick tests clean & the cakes pull away from the pan sides. Let stand 10 minutes & remove from pans. Cool completely on a wire rack.

Prepare the Buttermilk Praline Glaze as directed. Working quickly, drizzle the glaze over the cakes. Gently press the Cinnamon-Sugar Buttered Pecans over each cake. Let stand 1 hour or until the glaze sets before slicing with a serrated knife.

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makes enough for 2 loaves

1/2 cup dark brown sugar
2 Tbsp whole buttermilk
1 Tbsp butter
1/2 cup sifted powdered sugar

Bring the sugar, the buttermilk & the butter to a boil in a 1 quart saucepan & cook 30 seconds, whisking occasionally. Remove from heat & let stand 4 minutes. Whisk in the powdered sugar until smooth. Use immediately.

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Southern Recipes Rebecca Gordon Tailgates Buttermilk LipstickCinnamon-Sugar Buttered Pecans
makes about 1 cup

1 cup pecan halves, chopped
2 Tbsp melted butter
A pinch of kosher salt
4 tsp granulated sugar
1/4 tsp ground cinnamon

Toss together the pecans & the butter in a small bowl. Spread the mixture onto a parchment paper-lined half sheet pan in a single layer & sprinkle with the salt. Bake at 350 degrees for 8 to 10 minutes, stirring halfway during the bake time, until fragrant & toasted. Stir together the sugar & cinnamon in a small bowl. Toss the warm pecans into the mixture coating well. Spread the pecans on parchment paper. Cool completely.

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How To Prepare Bananas Foster Coffee Cake

Bananas Foster is a traditional regional dessert originating in New Orleans. The cinnamon scented sauté of bananas, butter & brown sugar are  ignited when a splash of rum is added to the pan. The mixture is served over vanilla ice cream. Bananas Foster Coffee Cake mirrors some of those same iconic ingredients that are baked into a couple of tender breakfast breads.

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Consider coffee cake as a basic fundamental. A stand mixer is the ideal piece of baking equipment to use when preparing them as many utilize the creaming process in order to blend the ingredients. A couple of loaf pans & additional tools will be necessary in order to complete the task. Assess the items ahead of time. Here’s what you should know.

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The Loaf Pan Preparation

 Begin by coating a generous portion of shortening on the bottom & around the sides of each loaf pan. Add a little flour to each pan & pick them up. Turn the pan, tapping lightly while the flour begins to coat & stick to the surface. When it has been coated, remove any excess flour that does not stick.

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The Ingredients

One of the most important factors when preparing cakes is to be certain ingredients are the proper temperature before beginning the recipe & that they are measured properly.

The Butter

Softened butter is called for often in recipe applications. The key is to begin the mixing process whether for cakes or other baked items with butter that is the proper consistency. It shouldn’t be too firm nor too soft. You should be able to create a rudimentary butter curl with a spoon indicating that it is indeed ready to use.

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It’s important that brown sugar is measured properly for use in recipe applications. Pack brown sugar in measuring cups. The back of a smaller cup pressed tightly over the surface will help get the job done quickly. Use a butter knife to swipe over the surface for a level, even measurement.

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Eggs add structure to baked goods while the vanilla or the rum contributes to the flavoring of the cakes. The flavorings are blended with the eggs rather than at the end of the process to avoid over mixing the batter which could result in a tough cake crumb.

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Place the flour, the baking soda, the salt & the cinnamon in a small bowl. Whisk them together in order to disperse the leavening to ensure a level rise when the batter bakes.  Complete this task before the blending process begins.

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When baking with bananas, begin with very ripe fruit. The skin should have dark spots. Once the bananas are peeled, you may notice some portions that are softer than others. This is what you are looking for as the sugars will be more pronounced. The more ripe the bananas, the richer the flavor in the final baked good. To prep the bananas, peel them & place in a bowl. Mash the bananas with a fork then whip vigorously to break it up. A combination of puree & small pieces of banana will lend good flavor & texture to the recipe. Look to The Basics: Bananas for additional pointers when baking & cooking with them.

Buttermilk provides rich, distinctive flavor & texture to baked goods. Always use whole fat varieties for the best results in recipe applications.

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The Blending Procedure & The Preparations For Baking

Cream the butter & the sugar with an electric stand mixer until light & airy, about 4 to 5 minutes. Stop the mixer occasionally & scrape down the bowl sides using a rubber spatula. 

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Add the eggs & mix just until the yellow disappears. Blend in the vanilla or the rum. Mix on Low speed until combined. Whisk together the flour, the baking soda, the cinnamon & the salt in a small bowl. Add to the butter mixture alternately with the bananas & the buttermilk beginning & ending with the flour mixture.

The Preparations For Baking3b

Portion the batter between the pans & spread it to the edges.

The Preparations For Baking3c

Drop the pans onto the counter top several times to settle the leavening for an even rise.

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The Baking

 Bake the cakes according to the recipe instructions provided. Remove them from the oven & allow them to stand in the pans 10 minutes. Remove the cakes from the pans. Cool completely on a wire rack. 

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The Buttermilk Praline Glaze

Prepare the glaze & be certain to sift the powdered sugar or there will be lumps in the final glaze. Working quickly, drizzle the glaze over the cakes. 

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The Cinnamon-Sugar Buttered Pecans

Prepare the pecans according to the recipe instructions provided. Allow them to cool completely before topping the cakes. Gently press them over each cake. The glaze will set quickly so be prepared to work quickly. 

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The Bananas Foster Coffee Cake

Let the cakes stand 1 hour or until the glaze sets before slicing with a serrated knife.

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