Monday, 11 February 2013

Diana's Delicious Banana Bread

This is a recipe that my mum and I have been using for years, and it never fails!

Ingredients (makes 14 slices)

2 large very ripe bananas, mashed
4oz margarine or unsalted cooking butter
6oz caster sugar
8oz plain flour
2 large eggs
1tsp baking powder
2 tbsp milk
a few walnuts to garnish (optional)

1. Firstly, heat the oven to 170°C and grease a bread tin with butter or line it with baking paper.

2. Cream or mix the butter and the sugar together. Then add the eggs and milk to form a runny mixture, and sift in the flour and baking powder. Finally add the bananas and mix well.

3. Pour the banana mix into the greased tin and if you're using walnuts, decorate the top with them. Bake the cake for 40/50 minutes until golden on top and cooked right through. If it is still slightly squidgy on top after 45/50 minutes, remove it from the oven and wrap it in some tin foil or kitchen towels so that it carries on slowly cooking.

I like to serve it in a bowl with ice cream, or simply with a cup of tea.

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