Saturday, March 03, 2007

Ho Hum


I thought I'd try a new banana loaf recipe and while it smelt fabulous as it was cooking the end result was kind of so-so. It's tasty and pleasant, and it is nicer with a bit of butter spread over the slice, but not anything fabulous. I think it could do with another banana and a bit more honey just to give it a bit of 'zhoosh'.


Banana Honey Loaf
from Super Food Ideas, August 2006



100g butter, chopped
1/3 cup honey
2 cups wholemeal self-raising flour
1 cup plain flour
1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1½ teaspoons ground cinnamon
Pinch of salt
½ cup firmly packed brown sugar
1 cup milk
2 eggs lightly beaten
2 ripe bananas, peeled, mashed

Preheat oven to moderate, 180˚C. Line base and sides of 7cm deep, 10.5cm x 20.5cm (base) loaf pan with baking paper, allowing a 2cm overhand at both long ends.
Combine butter and honey in a heatproof, microwave-safe bowl. Microwave, uncovered, on MEDIUM (50%) for 1 to 2 minutes or until melted.
Sift flours, bicarbonate of soda, baking powder, cinnamon and salt into a large bowl (add husks from sieve). Stir in sugar.
Combine milk, eggs and banana in a large jug. Whisk with a fork until well combined. Add banana mixture and honey mixture to dry ingredients. Stir with a metal spoon until just combined.
Pour mixture into prepared pan. Bake for 60-70 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean. Cool loaf tin in pan for 10 minutes. Lift onto a wire rack to cool completely. Slice and serve.

2 comments:

Claire said...

This looks really good. I love banana bread and tend to switch around recipes. For some reason, mine keeps baking up dense in the middle. I don't know what's wrong b/c I haven't changed anything from when it used to be good. Oh, well! Hope you enjoy yours toasted with butter! :-)

Red dirt mummy said...

Thanks, Claire.