I found this recipe for Banana Bread online and decided to give it a try, this is my really simplified, basic instruction for preparation but if you want all the fancy bits the original recipe is linked further on.
1 3/4 cups SR flour
1/4 cup Plain Flour
1 tsp ground cinnamon
2/3 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/2 cup milk
2 eggs lightly whisked
50g melted butter, cooled
2 overripe medium Bananas mashed.
Preheat oven to 180 deg, Combine all the dry ingredients in a bowl, add all the other ingredients and stir until they are well mixed, use a spoon not a mixer.
Bake in a loaf pan for 45 - 50 minutes.
The original recipe called for the melted butter to be cooled which I didn't realise until I was well into it and didn't want to wait so I just added the melted butter first and the eggs last to the liquid pool and there didn't seem to be any problems. This loaf also seems like it would lend itself well to the addition of some walnuts.
Going Bananas ...
I cant really tell you how this tastes as I am not a fan at all, I make banana based cakey things for my family but I don't taste test. I am very particular about my bananas, during my first pregnancy the smell of a ripe banana would make me sick and to this day I cant stand the smell of ripe bananas. I love a good banana that is just ripe, slightly on the green side, fresh - but it gets a few days old and no thank you! I can't have them in the kitchen because of the way they smell. That said, this Banana Bread has a lovely texture. I am using whole meal flours and I added an extra splash of milk at the end when I thought the mixture consistency was more that of muffins.
It got the big thumbs up from the kids so I'd say give it a whirl and let me know what you think.
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