Saturday 19 September 2009

Banana bread

Moist and sweet, a slice of this is a great accompaniment to a cup of tea.


8 oz self-raising flour
8 oz caster sugar
3.5 oz soft margarine
3 eggs
16 oz bananas (slightly old ones are best, that have black speckles on the skin)
1 tsp cinnamon (optional)


Sieve the flour into a bowl and add the sugar. Mix in the margerine and add the eggs one at a time. Mix until the ingredients are just combined - you should have a very thick heavy batter.

Mash the bananas (16oz is around 6 bananas) until properly mushy and as smooth as you can manage and stir in the cinnamon. Add the bananas to the batter and stir in.

Pour the mixture into a greased loaf tin. Put into the oven at 160 degress (fan oven) for approximately 20 minutes until the top of the bread has risen and turned golden brown. Cover with tin foil and return to the oven for another 40 - 50 minutes until a skewer comes out clean.

Turn out to cool on a wire rack and serve in lovely thick slices with afternoon tea. This will keep well for 3 - 4 days in an airtight container.

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