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Banana Bread

Introduction & method

Banana bread is ridiculously simple to make and it's the perfect way to use up those black bananas that you really don't want to eat.

Banana Bread Recipe


You will need a 2 pound loaf tin for this, 24 x 14 x 7 cm (9½" x 5½" x 2¾"). Butter the inside and line it with greaseproof paper, leaving some overhanging so you can grip it to remove the cooked loaf. Preheat your oven to to 160°C (320°F) for a fan/convection oven, 180°C (356°F) conventional, gas 4. Mash the bananas with a fork.

Mix the Batter

In the bowl of a stand mixer, combine the flour, sugar and baking powder. Cut the softened butter into cubes, and add it with the eggs, milk and bananas. Mix it slowly for 3-4 minutes, tip the batter out into the loaf tin and flatten the top with a spatula. Place in the oven and bake for 50-60 minutes. Check for doneness by inserting a skewer into the centre. If it comes out clean, the cake is done. Tip it out onto a wire rack to cool.

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Ingredients & Info

 225 grams self-raising flour
 175 grams caster sugar
 100 grams unsalted butter
 2 eggs
 2 tbsp milk
 2 or 3 very ripe bananas
 1 tsp baking powder

US Customary/Imperial

Makes 1 large loaf
Prep time: 10 minutes.
Cooking time: 1 hour.
Total time: 1 hour 10 minutes.