Friday, January 22, 2010

More Banana Bread

In much the same way as my collection of choc-chip cookie recipes got totally out of hand for a while, so too has my banana bread collection. But... I couldn't resist just one more which is why I gave this one a try. And boy, am I glad I did. This little treasure gives my regular favourite a run for it's money! It's really good served at room temp but serve it warm from the oven with yummy melty butter on it and it is divinely awesome!

I didn't have any mixed spice so turned to my favourite research tool - Google - to find out what was in it and bodged together something similar. I used a mix of ground cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg and it worked fine. Oh, and the honeycomb palaver? I gave that a miss.

Banana & Honey Loaf
from recipes+ magazine, September 2009

1/3 cup clear honey
100g butter, chopped
1 cup mashed bananas (2 large bananas will do it)
1/3 cup caster sugar
2 eggs, lightly beaten
1/4 cup milk
1 cup wholemeal self-raising flour
3/4 cup white self-raising flour
1 teaspoon ground mixed spice
butter and honeycomb to serve

1. Preheat oven to 160C. Grease and line a 19x9cm (base measurement) loaf pan with baking paper, extending paper at long sides for handles.
2. Combine honey and butter in a small saucepan over low heat. Stir until melted.
3. Combine banana and sugar in a large bowl; stir in egg, milk and honey mixture. Stir in sifted flours and spice.
4. Spoon mixture into prepared pan; smooth surface. Bake for 50-55 minutes or until a skewer inserted at centre comes out clean. Cool in pan for 10 minutes; turn out onto a wire rack. Slice loaf; serve warm, topped with butter and honeycomb.


A Joyful Chaos said...

Sounds and looks delicious. Thanks for sharing.

Samantha Marshall said...

That looks absolutely wonderful!!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for this one...I have some bananas which are on their way to being suitable for baking and now I know what I will do with them! Kaz x

Red Dirt Mummy said...

You're all very welcome. I hope you like it as much as we did !