Banana bread

Today, rather than the normal crusty white loaf that I often make on a Sunday I decided to make banana bread. I’ve been meaning to make some for ages and today was the day!

It turned out rather well – it’s tasty and with a nice sugary crunch. The recipe I chose came from the BBC website and purports to come from John Barrowman! See, there’s a Who connection everywhere!

285g of plain flour
1 teaspoon of bicarbonate of soda
½ teaspoon of salt
110g of butter, plus extra for greasing
225g of caster sugar
2 eggs
4 ripe bananas, mashed (I only used three and that seemed banana-y enough.)
85ml of buttermilk (or normal milk mixed with 1½ teaspoon of lemon juice.)
1 teaspoon of vanilla extract

Preheat the oven to 180.

Mix the flour, bicarbonate of soda and salt in a large mixing bowl.

In another bowl, cream the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy.

Add the eggs, mashed bananas, buttermilk and vanilla extract to the butter and sugar mixture and mix well.

Fold in the flour mixture.

Grease a 8″ x 5″ loaf tin and pour the cake mixture into the tin.

Transfer to the oven and bake for about an hour, or until well-risen and golden-brown.

Remove from the oven and cool in the tin for a few minutes, then turn out onto a wire rack to cool completely before serving.



About neilche

Hi. My name's Neil. I live in Brighton with my flatmate (also Neil) and I work as a Librarian at a local college. I like cooking, eating and socialising with friends. Which is what prompted me to start this blog. I cycle everywhere around town - it helps to work off the calories!
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