Sorry for the blurry photo, I must have moved as I snapped.
I decided mid morning to use up my last two disgracefully black and overripe bananas to make some Banana Bread. The recipe also used up the last of the eggs and the last of my white sugar from the jar, I had to top it up with some demerara sugar to get to the right weight. This was a huge success by the way, the crunch and flavour it gave to the bread was wonderful.
My Banana Bread
140g softened butter
2 beaten eggs
140g self raising flour
1tsp baking powder
2 very ripe bananas, mashed
1tsp vanilla extract
Cream together the butter and sugar and then add everything else to the bowl and give it a really good mix. Divide the mixture between two greased or lined 1lb loaf tins, or you can make one large loaf but this will take longer to cook and doesn't have as much gloriously crunchy edge-to-cake ratio.
Cook in a pre-heated oven at 160 degrees for about 40 minutes. Check after 20 or so minutes as you might need to cover the top with some foil to stop it browning too much. I always have to do this.
I always cut the pieces of foil large enough so that I can use them again for something else and then fold them to sit neatly on top of the cakes.
This is delicious as it is with a nice cup of coffee, or it can be served with custard, ice-cream or cream, or ... and in my opinion the best way ... spread thickly with butter.
Guess what I'll be having for breakfast for the next couple of days?
Well it's not having cake for breakfast if it's called Banana Bread now is it. 😁
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