Monday, 30 April 2012

Banana Bread

What else is there to do on eternally rainy afternoons than cook? There's only so much entertainment to be found in TV reruns or spring cleaning after all. Yesterday afternoon, my housemate Miss C and I decided to bake banana bread. Her partner has been hankering after it for a while now and it is so easy to whip up with store cupboard ingredients.


Ingredients:
4 ripe bananas
80g soft butter
1 egg
225g plain flour
110g caster sugar
2tsp baking powder
50g chocolate chips (optional extra)

Method:
1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees.
2. Weigh out the butter, flour, sugar and baking powder into a large bowl.
3. Crack the egg into the bowl and whisk together all the ingredients. Set aside.
4. Slice the bananas up and then mash to a pulp in a separate bowl. Add the chocolate chips if desired. When mashed, add to the large bowl and whisk together until thoroughly combined.
5. Bake in a greased, lined loaf tin for an hour. Remove and leave to cool for ten minutes. The mixture is very wet so don't panic that it is not cooked as when it has cooled it will set.

Serve with a cup of tea!

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