Wednesday 14 September 2016

Banana Bread

I'm thoroughly depressed about the GBBO whit, it's not going to exist (at least, not as it currently is)...having been flogged off to C4, and the impending commercialisation of it (imagine less "Chocolate Week", and more "Lindt Chocolate Week") Depression makes me want to eat, so I made some banana bread with some nice, ripe ones sitting in the fruit bowl.

It's a nice quick one to whip up, though takes a while to bake, as it's so moist...

Banana Bread Recipe

  • Pre-heat the oven to 180'C
  • Grease and line a 2lb loaf tin with baking parchment


  • 100g softened butter
  • 175g caster sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 ripe bananas
  • 30g milk
  • 225g self-raising flour
  • 1tsp baking powder

1) Mash the banana with a fork

2) Place the banana, butter, egg, sugar and milk in a stand mixer bowl with the paddle attachment

3) Mix thoroughly, until as smooth as it will go (you'll have some bits of banana and butter still there)

4) Add the flour and baking powder, and mix until just smooth

5) Pour the batter into the prepared tin

6) Bake in the oven for 50-60 minutes. You may need to give it a foil hat after about 30 minutes. Check it is cooked by seeing if a skewer comes out clean.

7) Leave in the tin for a couple of minutes, then remove to a wire rack to cool.