Banana bread

With no Match of the Day to stay up for last night, I actually managed to get a full eight-hour sleep! 

So I woke up feeling mega productive, and got straight to work on finding a banana bread recipe to make before we head out to the Wimbledon Common Open Day in the afternoon.

I reached out to the Twitter-sphere…..but as a fairly late adopter of Twitter, I found that my request for recipes had amounted to a solitary ‘like’ from a recipe account (who didn’t share a recipe with me…) and a retweet from a dad bloggers group (thanks @DadSquad_!)

So I decided to do what I usually do and look up a couple of different recipes, try and take the best bits from each one and make up my own version. 


Let me know what you think!

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Mike’s Banana Bread

What you need: 

4 ripe bananas, peeled
250g caster sugar
2 eggs
140g softened butter
230g plain flour + 20g self-raising flour*
(*it’s all we had!)
2 tsp baking powder
100g walnut piece

120g chocolate chip
1 tsp vanilla extract

Process:

1) Heat oven to 190C. Line a 900g tin with grease-proof baking paper. 

2) Mash together the bananas and sugar in a large bowl with the back of a fork. 

3) Add the eggs and continue to mix well until fully incorporated, then gradually add butter and mix for a couple more minutes.

4) Sieve in the flour and baking powder, fold together with a spatula and add the vanilla extract, walnuts and chocolate chips. 

5) Once well-mixed, spoon mixture in to the lined baking tin and cook for around an hour or until a skewer inserted into the middle comes out clean.


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