Saturday, 10 November 2007

For the Love of Banana Bread

This is my adaptation of the Banana Bread recipe in Nigella Express. I make mine without rum, raisins or nuts and have added in some maple syrup to keep it super-moist, so it's more like a cake than bread.

175g plain flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp bicarb of soda
1/2 tsp salt
125g butter, melted
150g white sugar
2 eggs
4 small, ripe bananas, mashed
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 tbsp maple syrup

Preheat oven to 170c. Put flour, baking powder, bicarb and salt in a medium sized bowl, and stir with a wooden spoon. In a large bowl, mix te melted butter and sugar and whisk until blended. Whisk in the eggs and the mashed bananas. Stir in the vanilla extract and the maple syrup. Add the flour mixture, while stirring. Pour into a lined loaf tin and bake for 50 minutes. When it's done, a toothpick should come out clean. Cool on a wire rack. Or enjoy warm, right out the tin!

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