How many things can you cook in a Rice Cooker?
Absolutely infinite. In addition to the classic and delicious rice, I’ve seen prepare sweet and savory cakes, stews, steamed fish, etc. … There are no boundaries for this cooking tool, indispensable and easily recognizable in the houses of every Japanese family.
While おばあちゃん (Haruto’s grandmother) was living with us (she gave us a big help with the little one), we had fun experimenting with different recipes. When one evening we discovered the recipe of “Rice Cooker Banana Bread” online, we didn’t think twice: the next day it was ready on the table for breakfast!
We slightly modified the original (we thought it contained too much sugar and too much butter), and the result was a soft, light, banana-flavored cake, perfect for Sunday brunch.
If you have a rice cooker at home, and like me, you love light and delicious cakes, we highly recommend you try it!
#You can replace the flour and yeast with the cake mix that you can easily find in the supermarket
Peel a banana and, with the help of a fork, crush it well in order to form a puree. Add all the ingredients (I advise you to sift the flour) and mix everything trying to avoid the creation of lumps.
Cut the remaining banana into 1 cm rods. Grease the base of the container of your rice cooker with a little butter ( it will help the cake to not stick) and place the banana rods in an orderly way.
Pour 1/3 of the mixture into the bowl and flatten it. Finally pour the rest and repeat the operation. Start your rice cooker with the same settings with which you cook the rice and, when ready, check the cooking of the cake by inserting a toothpick in the center.
(If when you take out the toothpick you will see some batter, it means that your cake needs a few more minutes of cooking.)
Once ready, pour it on a plate, and voilà!
いただきます- Enjoy your meal!
N.B. Modern Rice-cookers have several settings including the “Cake” mode. Take a look before you start cooking.
Ele, Yo, Haruto&おばあちゃん