Saturday, 26 February 2011

banana loaf

I made banana loaf the other day and actually remembered to take a photo of it for the day I eventually get everything photographed to put in my recipe books.

I actually took 2 photos of it but neither really do it justice. This one makes the top look crusty and scrumptious - which it is!

And this one shows the inside of the loaf but I think it makes it look dry - which it isn't at all. In fact, it's really, really moist.

I might just have to take more (better) photos of it next time I make it!

Here's the recipe:


4oz butter - room temp
6oz sugar
2 eggs, beaten
2 ripe bananas
8oz plain flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp bicarb of soda
2 tbsp boiling milk - m/w 30 secs

160ºC fan oven (according to wikipedia, a fan oven is also called a convection oven)

Cream the butter & sugar until light & fluffy then beat in the eggs & bananas. Sift the flour & baking powder together and stir the bicarb into the hot milk. Fold both into the mixture.

Put the mixture into a 2lb loaf tin and bake in the centre of the oven for about 50 mins until well risen and golden brown. Turn out and leave to cool on a wire rack with the paper removed.


  1. Hmmm - I'm liking this new plan.

    I made this but, oops, the picture isn't the best. Guess I'll just have to make it again! And again! And again!

    Looking forward to it! Yum! :D

  2. It looks wonderful Anne! Thanks for the recipe -- I love banana bread. And I'm assuming a fan oven is what we call convection oven?

  3. Anne, it looks wondeful, and the recipe is very similar to one I have for banana muffins. Easy and good. In my recipe, a half teaspoon of grated nutmeg is called for. If you like nutmeg, try adding that in someday. It goes nicely with the flavour of bananas.


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