Tuesday, 18 February 2014

Banana Bread

A basic recipe from a friend. I wanted to share Banana bread with you all. I did alter the measurements slightly.


  • 285g plain flour
  • 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 110g butter, plus extra for greasing
  • 225g caster sugar
  • 2 free range eggs
  • 3 overripe bananas, mashed
  • 85ml buttermilk (or normal milk mixed with 1½ tsp lemon juice or vinegar)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract


  1. Preheat the oven to 180C/Gas 4.
  2. Sift the flour, bicarbonate of soda and salt into a large mixing bowl.
  3. In a separate bowl, cream the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy.
  4. 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 20cm x 12.5cm/8in x 5in loaf tin and pour the cake mixture into the tin.
  5. Transfer to the oven and bake for about an hour, or until well-risen and golden-brown.
  6. 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

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