Going bananas for banana bread

The accepted wisdom is that if you haven’t baked banana bread whilst being in lockdown, are you even doing it right? But it’s not surprising that banana bread has been so popular whilst quarantining- it is utterly delicious, the natural sweetness of the fruit lending itself perfectly to baking.

I tried out this recipe from BBC Good Food at the weekend. It was moist with a lovely flavour of banana- perfect with a cup of tea.

Recipe can be found at BBC Good Food

Ingredients

  • 140g butter, softened, plus extra for the tin
  • 140g caster sugar
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • 140g self-raising flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 2 very ripe bananas, mashed
  • 50g icing sugar
  • Handful dried banana chips, for decoration

Recipe

  1. Heat oven to 180C/160C fan/gas 4.
  2. Butter a 2lb loaf tin and line the base and sides with baking parchment.
  3. Cream 140g softened butter and 140g caster sugar until light and fluffy, then slowly add 2 beaten large eggs with a little of the 140g flour.
  4. Fold in the remaining flour, 1 tsp baking powder and 2 mashed bananas.
  5. Pour into the tin and bake for about 30 mins until a skewer comes out clean.
  6. Cool in the tin for 10 mins, then remove to a wire rack.
  7. Mix 50g icing sugar with 2-3 tsp water to make a runny icing.
  8. Drizzle the icing across the top of the cake and decorate with a handful of banana chips.

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