Today I made my middle sons favourite cake ever, even though it’s called a bread, never really understood that but hey ho. Any way, I made Banana bread. It’s a very quick and simple recipe but blimey it tastes amazing, even if I do say so myself.
This is a recipe that I have used for years and years and it’s fool proof. Without further ado, here it is.
200g/7oz self raising flour
200g/7oz caster sugar
50g/1.7oz unsalted butter at room temperature
Very ripe banana, 1 or 2 depending on how much you love bananas
1/2 teaspoon Salted caramel flavouring
Preheat oven to gas mark 4/170 c/350 F
Grease and flour a tin, I use a loaf tin.
Add flour, sugar and butter in to a large bowl.
Mash up bananas and add to flour mix along with the egg and salted caramel flavouring.
Using an electric mixer, mix until well combined and a smooth consistency.
Transfer the mix in to your prepared tin.
Put the tin in to your preheated oven for 60 mins. You will know when your banana bread is done by sticking a tooth pick or skewer in to the centre, if it comes out clean it is ready.
Put it aside for roughly 10 minutes on a cooling rack, after the 10 minutes, go round the edges with either a spatula or butter knife to loosen, then turn your bread out on to the cooling rack.
If you can’t wait for it to cool before testing, just be careful cutting it as it will likely fall apart, otherwise wait until it has cooled completely before digging in. Tastes great with custard, ice cream or as my son enjoys it, with a nice cold glass of milk.
I hope you will give this recipe a go and that you love it as much as my son does. Why not leave a comment below if you do decide to try it for yourself.
Until next time, take it easy.