Wednesday, 3 July 2013

Banana and Sour Cherry Bread

I made this banana bread a few days ago, and it was brilliant! I've been on the lookout for a great banana bread recipe, and this one is one of the best I've tried. It is adapted from the recipe in the Primrose Bakery cookbook for chocolate and banana loaf, but as I gave up chocolate for June I had to avoid that! I threw in some sour cherries for my dad, who thinks that they belong in all baked goods (I'm starting to agree with him).

125g butter
250g caster sugar
2 eggs
1tsp vanilla
250g plain flour
2tsp baking powder
4 ripe bananas, mashed with a fork
A generous handful of cherries - optional (I forgot to weigh mine!)
& 1 greased and lined 900g loaf tin

1. Preheat oven to 180oC.
2. Cream butter & sugar together. 
3. Add one egg, beat it in, and add the second and mix it in well. Follow with the vanilla extract.
4. Sift the flour and baking powder into the bowl and beat it in.
5. Beat in the bananas and the cherries if using.
6. Pour into the loaf tin and bake in the oven for 50-60 minutes, it may take longer, until a skewer/knife inserted into the middle comes out clean.

In other news, I made a great knickerbockerglory at the weekend. And turned the photos into a bit of a head-spinning gif. Sorry (not sorry).