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BANANA BREAD

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Written by manager

METHOD

  1. Heat the oven to 170°C (gas mark 3). Grease a medium-sized loaf tin and line the base with greaseproof paper.
  2. Place all ingredients in a food processor and process, using the pulse action, until smooth. Be careful not to over process the mixture.
  3. Transfer the mixture to the prepared tin and smooth the top. Bake in the oven for about 55 minutes to 1 hour, or until the top of the bread is firm to the touch and golden brown. Cool in the tin for 10 minutes before turning out onto a wire rack to cool completely. Serve dusted with icing sugar.

top tips

The banana bread is great freshly baked, but is also terrific when stored for a day or two and then sliced, toasted and spread with butter. Add a pinch or two of spice if desired – ground cardamom or mixed spice are good.

INGREDIENTS

  • 210g (7oz) plain flour
  • 1tsp baking powder
  • 1tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • Pinch salt
  • 125g (4oz)  unsalted butter, softened
  • 250g (8oz)  sugar
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 3 very ripe bananas, mashed with a fork
  • 125ml (4fl oz) buttermilk or regular milk soured with squeeze of lemon

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