Accidentally eggless...yes, that's what happened last week.
Once when I read one of my friend's status that she had forgotten to add eggs, I was shocked thinking how could she forget such an important ingredient while baking. I thought it was ridiculous until I did the same mistake last week. This recipe calls for mixing up all the ingredients together and so I didn't realise my mistake. It was about 15 minutes later, when I was cleaning my kitchen that I found the eggs which I broke into a cup lying on the kitchen counter. I was feeling so helpless and regretted on the fact that I didn't give my son those bananas when he wanted to eat them saying he would be getting those baked into cakes by evening. :(
I was standing near the oven for the next 30 minutes ,peeping into it every 5 minutes. The cake started rising and I was relieved. The aroma of the banana getting baked was just awesome. I took anticipatory bail from kids saying the cake wouldn't turn as delicious as it should be . They were a bit disappointed. But to my surprise, it turned out delicious. The texture was awesome and the flavor superb! I was thinking if I would've added eggs, then would it have been tasted even better? I don't know.I then decided to post this recipe here and ran to take my cam for the click.
All purpose flour 2 cups
Sugar 1 1/2 cups
Baking powder 1 1/2 tsp
Baking soda 3/4 tsp
Salt 1/2 tsp
Bananas 3 medium
Buttermilk 1/2 cup (click here for substitution)
Eggs 2 (completely optional)
Vanilla 1 tsp
Grease and flour 23 cm baking pan. Combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a bowl. Add the bananas ,buttermilk, butter, eggs(if using) and vanilla. Beat until well combined . Please don't overmix which may result in dense cake. Mix in the walnuts. Pour this batter into the pan. Bake at 170 C for 35-40 minutes.
I decided to take this to Potluck-party-cyber-style hosted by Jagruti where we celebrate virtual picnic with dishes brought in by the group members.