After school baking

Scrummy banana bread

Another Project Life collage for today, as I love spending quality time with my kids at the weekend above all else so I thought Saturdays would be a great day to share some of our forays into the culinary or craft field. Friday afternoon when we came home my son saw that we had some ripe bananas sitting in our fruit bowl and asked if we could bake, well who am I to refuse such a request. I do not know about you but I always seem to find myself with some very ripe bananas…one day they are green, the next speckled and almost too ripe. Our household does not like eating them when they get to this stage, so baking is a great way to use them up!

I love that both my kids have a love for baking and cooking in general. This banana loaf recipe is so easy, and so forgiving too, no matter what you do it seems to turn out delicious. This is our favourite banana loaf…I have made quite a few in my time and they are all good. But this one is one of the nicest. It is always moist and just perfect, and even gets better with age :-)

We listened to music signing, joking, discussing our days and laughing as we baked, such fun.

So annoyed with myself on the editing of this collage. Note to self, pay attention to the detail :-0

Banana Loaf

  • 2 ripe bananas
  • 175g (6oz) butter or margarine
  • 175g (6oz) caster sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 225g (8oz) self-raising flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla essence
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • handful of crushed walnuts (optional)

Preheat the oven to 180 deg C/350 deg F/Gas 4

  1. Peel the bananas then crush with a fork.
  2. Beat together the butter/margarine and sugar and then add the eggs alternately with the flour and baking powder.
  3. Fold in the crushed banana, vanilla essence and cinnamon and walnuts (if added).
  4. Pour the mixture into a greased 450g (1lb) loaf tin, and if liked top with long thin slices of an additional banana.
  5. Bake in a preheated oven for about 40 minutes, or until a skewer comes out clean.
  6. Cool slightly then turn out onto a wire rack.
  7. When cool, slice.
  8. ENJOY!

LIVE, LAUGH, LOVE – enjoying and recording the everyday moments of life.

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