Banana Bread


Since discovering Sheldon Cooper, Annie and Drew will now eat banana bread.

Mash 5 – 6 very ripe bananas with a potato masher.

Use an electric whisk to cream together 125g soft butter, 50g dark muscovado sugar and 75g golden caster sugar until light and fluffyish.

Add two large eggs and beat again.

It’s banana time:  add them to the bowl and beat together.  Don’t worry if it looks a bit ugly.

Now the dry stuff:  mix 200g plain flour with 2 teaspoons baking powder, 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda and a teaspoon of ground cinnamon.  A little ground nutmeg is lovely too.  Mix this gently into the wet mixture until no flour is visible.

Line two 7 – 8″ round tin with those big tin liners that look like muffin tins.  If you don’t know what I mean, look here:

They will save you loads of time and mess on greasing, cutting etc.

Divide the mixture between the two tins, then put in the oven at 180 degrees for 25 – 35 minutes, until they are springy, even at the centre.

It’s lovely as it is, or with butter, or you could sandwich both the cakes together with some cream cheese icing.  Just ask if you need a recipe for that.


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