was surfing around recipes the other day, looking at what
recipes were popular in search, when I came across the ABC
News page for The
Top 10 Recipes You Searched for This Year (2014)
and there at number three was the Banana Bread recipe. Wow!
A top 10 recipe and I had never made it!
I wasn't sure what Banana Bread was and the name is not exactly
a give away, other than it contains bananas. So I looked at
a few recipes, decided what I might like and came up with
this, but it is not a bread it is a cake.
Tested on the family and friends it is a winner, a good cake
to have on hand for when visitors come calling. A coffee or
tea with a slice of Banana Bread makes for a good welcoming
275g over ripe Bananas, mashed
2 medium Eggs
150g Caster Sugar
150g softened Butter
100g roughly chopped walnuts (optional)
300g Self Raising Flour
A Pinch of Salt
the oven to 180C°, 350°F or Gas mark 4.
grease a 9 inch x 4 inch loaf tin, lining the base with
the peeled bananas in a large mixing bowl and mash well.
(A large spoon works well.)
the eggs, sugar and butter and beat together with an electric
mixer until well blended.
the Walnuts and beat until well distributed through mixture.
the flour and salt and fold in with a spatula until just
mixed. Do not over-mix.
mixture into prepared tin and bake for 55 to 60 minutes,
until a wooden toothpick or knife inserted into centre of
the loaf comes out clean.
to cool in the tin for about 10 minutes, before turning
out onto a wire rack. Allow to cool completely.
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