Friday, 11 October 2013

Spicy Autumnal Banana Bread

One of my lovely housemates had a few bananas that had gone a bit squishy so we decided to make some beautiful banana bread with a bit of an autumnal twist. I don't think there is a time of day when I would not like to eat banana bread, I love it for breakfast! Our banana bread only lasted a few days because we ate it so fast. This particular one is very moist and because of all the delicious spices tastes very autumnal. This recipe uses fruit that is past its best and lots of store cupboard essentials so is cheap, easy and delicious.

To make your own lovely banana bread you will need:

2 very ripe bananas
170g butter
170g sugar
 3 egg
170g self raising flour
60 ml milk 
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1 teaspoon all spice
1 teaspoon cinnamon 
1 teaspoon runny honey
A few drops of vanilla essence

A greased and lined 2lb loaf tin

Begin by preheating your oven to 160 degrees c. 

Next melt the butter, sugar and vanilla essence together in a saucepan, don't let the mixture boil instead just allow it to gradually melt:

While the butter is melting add mix all the dry ingredients (flour, spices) together and then add the eggs and the milk. Allow the butter mixture to cool slightly (you don't want scrambled eggs in your mixture!) and then mix it into the other ingredients. Pour the mixture into your lined tin and bake for 50 minutes to an hour. I had the same issues with silicone tins that I did with my blackberry and chocolate cake so mine took a tad longer. Check that your bread is done by inserting a skewer into the center and checking that it is clean when you pull it out. 

Then you are finished, enjoy it hot or cold and at any time of day.

Happy Baking xxxx

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