Banana Bread

IMG_1604This recipe for banana bread seems to avoid the soapy flavour I have often ended up with.  The recipe uses soured cream but works just as well with crème fraiche and I expect it would also work with natural yoghurt.

Ingredients

  • 3 medium to large ripe bananas
  • 110g margarine or butter
  • 225g caster sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 285g plain flour
  • 5ml tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 5ml tsp salt
  • 5ml tsp vanilla extract (or essence)
  • 60ml soured cream
  • 55 – 110g chopped walnuts

 

Method

  • Preheat the oven to 160°C (fan oven) and grease and base line a 1kg loaf tin.
  • Mash the bananas.
  • Cream together the butter and sugar until pale and fluffy, then beat in the eggs.
  • Sift together the flour, bicarbonate of soda and salt and stir into the wet mixture.
  • Add the vanilla extract, soured cream and walnuts.
  • Spoon evenly into the loaf tin.
  • Cook for 60 minutes.

I threw the wet ingredients into a food processor and processed until mixed.  Then added the dry, adding the chopped walnuts right at the end so as not to completely obliterate them!

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