Yes, Banana Roll. It’s what happens when you have more “just about to go bad bananas” than you can use. It’s what happens when your freezer is full of frozen bananas. It’s what happens when you find a pack of cream cheese in the fridge. It’s what happens because it’s Manifest Destiny. Or lucky coincidence.
Like a Pumpkin Roll
Very similar to the Pumpkin Roll, different flavors, same filling, completely delicious. It looks a little fancy but it’s NOT hard to make. You simply need a few clean dish towels to roll up the cake. I walk you through the steps in the recipe and it can be done. This cake is, of course, best kept in the freezer and thawed for a few minutes before slicing. If you don’t keep it frozen when you slice it, it will be crushed. Of course, if you smash it a bit, it will still taste just as good, but it won’t be as pretty.
Buy the Bananas
So moral of the story buy too many bananas, eat as many as you like and let the rest get really ripe. Once they get nice and ripe just pop straight away in the freezer, no freezer bags needed! Whenever you want to make a banana bread or a cake or even ayeasted bread simply thaw your bananas IN A BOWL for a couple hours. They thaw soft and mushy and ready to easily be incorporated into whatever recipe you’re making.
The thing about cake rolls, actually a Swiss roll or a Jelly Roll, is that they LOOK difficult. Like you have to be some sort of magician to make it work. That’s not true! Cake rolls, are simple to make. You simply bake a thin cake in a jelly roll pan, a pan made specifically for this type of cake. Once it’s finished baking you turn it out on a clean dish towel and roll it up from the short side and let it cool. Once it’s cool you put the filling in, reroll it and freeze until ready to serve.