Monday, December 04, 2006

Banana Bread

So I have finally perfected my Banana Bread recipe (which is actually Z's recipe, messed around with) so that you're not left with three egg yolks at the end. No more excuses when you have black bananas in your fruit bowl...

And here it is...

225g softened unsalted butter
250g caster sugar
3 large egg yolks
225g plain flour
1 tsp baking powder
½ teaspoon cinnamon
½ teaspoon salt (or less, it always feels like a lot)
3 medium-sized (very) ripe bananas
1 teaspoon vanilla essence
3 large egg white, whisked

1 Preheat oven to 180C/ 350F/ gas mark 4
2 Mix butter and sugar
3 Add eggs yolks to mixture and continue to beat
4 Add flour, baking powder, salt, bananas, vanilla, cinnamon and blend well
5 Fold in whisked egg whites
6 Pour batter into a greased 2lb loaf tin (preferably with a paper doodar inside) and bake in preheated oven for 60 minutes. Keep a careful eye on it – it’s done when a skewer comes out clean. This is slightly sooner than you think.

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