Banana Bread

7 April, 2008 at 11:22 am | Posted in » Recipes, » Yummy Cakes | 5 Comments
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Made a Banana bread yesterday… finally. It has been ages since I made one… I have added some mixed spice and chopped almonds to the recipe and I like the combination of the flavours. The mixed spice goes very well with the banana.

The interior of the bread…

Ingredients:

100 grams chopped almonds (optional)

245 grams all-purpose flour

150 grams granulated white sugar

1 teaspoons baking powder

1/4 teaspoon baking soda

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon mixed spice

2 large eggs, lightly beaten

113 grams unsalted butter, melted and cooled

450 grams ripe large bananas, mashed well
1 teaspoon pure vanilla

 

Method:

 

1.    Preheat oven to 180 degrees C and place oven rack to middle position. Butter and flour the bottom and sides of a 9 x 5 x 3 inch (23 x 13 x 8 cm) loaf pan. Set aside.

2.    Place the nuts on a baking sheet and bake for about 8 to 10 minutes or until lightly toasted. Let cool and then chop coarsely.

3.    In a large bowl combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and nuts. Set aside.

4.    In a medium-sized bowl combine the mashed bananas, eggs, melted butter, and vanilla. With a rubber spatula or wooden spoon, lightly fold the wet ingredients (banana mixture) into the dry ingredients just until combined and the batter is thick and chunky. (The important thing is not to over mix the batter. You do not want it smooth. Over mixing the batter will yield tough, rubbery bread.)

5.    Scrape batter into prepared pan and place the slices of banana on top of the batter for garnish.

6.    Bake until bread is golden brown and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, about 55 to 60 minutes.

7.    Place on a wire rack to cool and then remove the bread from the pan. Serve warm or at room temperature. 

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  1. it looks deliciously dense!! and another thing, i LOVE how you decorated it! fresh bananas, I never woulda thunk! 😀

  2. The bananas on top is a good look.

  3. I love banana bread, this looks delicous!

  4. Beautiful bread! It looks so moist and delicious

  5. Mmmmm! This is a picture perfect banana bread, thanks!


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