Banana Bread Recipe

Hey everyone, 

I wanted to start sharing my love of cooking so I thought I would start posting recipes that I have been using and the final pictures.

Yesterday I made banana bread; one of my favourite yet messiest recipes to make. It is a pretty simple recipe once you get your head around it. The first time I made it I thought I had done it wrong because it didn't look like a proper mixture and the amount of ingredients I was using looked a bit too much. I’m so used to making cakes that this was a little challenge for me.

The trick is to use a food mixer or processor as it blends together the ingredients better and gets air into the mixture more. I recently invested into a small hand mixer which is a kitchen lifesaver and I will be reviewing it very soon. Another tip is to use the amount of bananas that the recipe says to use as I used 3 instead of 4 and the flavour wasn't quite right.

The ingredients for banana bread:
  • 285g/10oz plain flour
  • 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 110g/4oz butter, plus extra for greasing
  • 225g/8oz caster sugar
  • 2 free-range eggs
  • 4 ripe bananas, mashed
  • 85ml/3fl oz buttermilk (or normal milk mixed with 1½ tsp lemon juice or vinegar)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Here is the step by step method for Banana Bread: 
  1. Preheat the oven to 180C/350F/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.
  5. Grease a 20cm x 12.5cm/8in x 5in loaf tin and pour the cake mixture into the tin.
  6. Transfer to the oven and bake for about an hour, or until well-risen and golden-brown.
  7. 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.
I found this recipe on the BBC Food website which is such a useful site as they display all kinds of different recipes for any occasion. 
Banana Bread
Have you tried making Banana Bread before? I would love to read your reviews.


Chloe x 

3 comments

  1. Cute blog! New follower over here, I can't wait to read some more of your posts.

    xx

    Jane
    www.poptartsbeauty.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thanks lovely!! Following your blog now xx

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