Banana Bread

I baked banana bread a couple of days ago! With more than enough bananas at home, because we grow bananas (and a couple of other awesome plants), i decided to make full use to them.

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I baked my banana bread in a bread tin, I like it nice and high. You can always bake it in a cake pan, or pretty much any pan you fancy for that matter.

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Banana Bread
Recipe from The Cake Mistress

2 bananas, mashed (I used 5 small bananas to mash, and sliced one up to top the bread)
120 g unsalted butter
2 tablespoons milk
1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
1 cup caster Sugar (I reduced it to 3/4 cup sugar, you can reduce more especially if your bananas are really sweet)
2 large eggs, lightly beaten
1 1/2 cups self raising flour (I used cake flour and added 1.5 teaspoons of baking powder)

I didn’t follow the instructions on the blog. Not sure how differently it would turn out if I did. Anyhow, it still turned out well. Take a look at her blog and see how she did it!

If you were wondering how I made this, I creamed the butter and the sugar until light fluffy and pale, added the eggs one by one, added the milk, the dry ingredients and lastly the mashed bananas.

I then greased my pan with butter and coated it with flour, then filled it up till the halfway mark. I topped the bread off with sliced bananas, and sprinkled brown sugar over the top before baking it at 170C. Test with a toothpick, it’s ready when it comes out clean.

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I really liked how cleanly the bread came out of the tin.

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It was really nice to slice into, with a slight crust around it, which is nice and golden brown. My favourite part to it are the edges!

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Really happy with how it turned out. Nice, soft and fluffy! Best eaten fresh out of the oven 🙂

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The cousin recommends you have it along with a glass of milk. Perfect studying snack 😉

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Bon appétit!

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