Saturday, 17 November 2007

Comfort food - Banana Bread

Last Friday week in a certain large supermaket who shall remain nameless I bought 2 bags of bananas that were reduced as they had reached their "sell by" date thinking it was a fantastic idea obviously.

Needless to say they were never used so I made up my mind to do something with them and banana bread is something I've never made before.

I used a recipe from 80breakfasts as it's a blog I read all the time and remembered I'd seen this recipe ages ago and thought I must make that at some stage. I've measured everything to make it easier as opposed to using cup measurements but you can find the original recipe here should you want to use the original measurements.

  • 3 or 4 ripe bananas (mine were very ripe but not black and I used 3 medium bananas cos I was a bit worried it'd be too banana-y)
  • 2oz melted butter
  • 200g sugar (I used raw cane caster sugar as opposed to white)
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract (not essence)
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • pinch salt
  • 300g flour
I am lazy and played around with the instructions so here's what I did but if you want to follow the original recipe click on the link above.
  • Put your bananas (I used 3) into a food processor and blend
  • Add your melted butter, vanilla extract, egg and salt and blend for a couple of seconds
  • Add the sugar and blend and then the flour.

The mixture is quite stiff but still very easy to work with, I made 2 loaves 1 in a silicone mould and 1 in a loaf tin. Both came out really well and the loaf in the pics is from the silicone and so it's lower but still gorgeous.



Marian said...

I'm always doing that too - buying stuff that's on offer thinking I'm being all frugal but I always end up struggling to find a use for them!!

Jill J said...

hey rachel came here from beaut, but thought i'd share the best banana (well banana and walnut) bread recipe. Its queen of sensible cooking herself - delia's. When I have brought this in to work, people have actually offered me money for it, or for me to bake it for them.,1090,RC.html

keep up the lovely foodie blog, jill