Eat the Seasons… October

Banana Bread

Serves 8
Preparation time: 2 hours
Cooking time: 40 minutes


  • 170g Butter Softened
  • 170g Caster Sugar
  • 3 Eggs
  • 170g Self-Raising Flour
  • 2 Very Ripe Bananas
  • Vanilla Extract


  1. Cream the butter into the sugar
  2. Gradually add the eggs and flour
  3. Mash the bananas and add them to the batter, mixing them in well (don’t leave lumps otherwise they will sink to the bottom when you cook the cake).
  4. Add a few drops of vanilla extract
  5. Grease and flour a loaf tin and pour in the batter
  6. Bake at 1800C/Gas mark 4 for approximately 1 hour, or until the cake test is done (i.e. Test it by sticking a knife in – if the blade comes out clean, the cake is ready – if sticky, give it a little longer).
  7. Check after 30mins – if the top starts browning too quickly, cover with a piece of grease-proof paper to prevent burning.

Perfect with our Dark Chocolate Mousse. Click Here for the recipe.


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