|Old bananas = banana bread...ta dah!|
- 285g/10oz flour
- ½ tsp salt
- 110g/4oz butter plus extra for greasing
- 2 free-range eggs
- 4 ripe bananas, mashed
- 85ml/3fl oz buttermilk (or normal milk mixed with 1½ tsp lemon juice or vinegar)
- 1 tsp vanilla extractMethod:
(original recipe from BBC Good Food website)
Preheat the oven to 180C/350F/Gas 4.
Sift the flour, bicarbonate of soda and salt into a large mixing bowl.
In a separate bowl, cream the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy.
Add the eggs, mashed bananas, buttermilk and
vanilla extract to the butter and sugar mixture and mix well. Fold in
the flour mixture.
Grease a 20cm x 12.5cm/8in x 5in loaf tin and pour the cake mixture into the tin.
Transfer to the oven and bake for about an hour, or until well-risen and golden-brown.
Remove from the oven and cool in the tin for a few minutes, then turn out onto a wire rack to cool completely before serving.
Optional: top loaf with lemon icing once cooled (made by mixing icing sugar with lemon juice)
- Preheat the oven to 180C/350F/Gas 4.