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BANANA BREAD

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Serves 8

Delicious warm or cold with lots of butter.YUMMY!

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Ingredients

  • 225g self-raising flour
  • 225g caster sugar
  • 100g soft margarine
  • 3 eggs
  • 450g ripe bananas
  • 1 tsp orange rind grated (optional)
  • 175g raisins or sultanas (optional)

Method

    1. Preheat oven to 350f,180c or gas 4. Butter or line with baking parchment an 18cm cake tin or 1kg loaf tin.
    2. Put flour, sugar, margarine and eggs into a mixing bowl.Beat with wooden spoon or whisk until well mixed. Do not over mix.
    3. Peel the bananas and mash. Stir into flour mixture with the orange rind and fruit if using.
    4. Put into prepared tin, and bake for 1 and 1/2 hours. If necessary cover with foil to prevent burning. Test with a skewer to see if the cake is done. Turn out onto wire rack to cool a little before cutting.
    5. Stores well for 2-3 days or longer, sealed, in the fridge.

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sarahecox's picture

I used dark chocolate instead of orange and sultanas. Its the only cake I can make and yummy.

mjmeme's picture

Absolutely yummy! This is not too solid in texture as many recipes can be to dense. I have made this many times. Very quick and easy to make. Never fails to please. Sometimes I swap the raisins for walnuts or even chocolate chips. If you want to be very naughty soak your raisins over night in rum!!

TusharNijWij's picture

Hi - this looks yummy!

National Banana Bread day is the 23rd of February. Bananas appeared in the US in the 1870 and it took a while for them to appear as ingredient items for desserts. The actual Banana Bread recipes began being published in cookbooks around the great depression as resourceful housewives didn't wish to throw away overripe bananas (as they were still a costly item to purchase). Make your own:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ir5zXm8yJqo

kellylovesbagels's picture
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Love this recipe its the best one I've found for banana bread and tastes amazing. I leave out the orange and raisins and add about 100g of walnuts instead but that's just because i cant have banana bread without walnuts!!

disco_disco's picture
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One of the best things i have ever baked, went straight into my recipe journal. I added 40g muscovado sugar and a tablespoon of cinnamon in a stripe through the middle of the cake and dropped the and used 150g currants and sultanas. Result was delicious. Might pop a bit of vanilla extract in next time.

florenceminier1953's picture

Made this as had ripe bananas, delish, have made many times and everyone loved...

hlprice89's picture
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Love this recipe- so quick and easy but doesn't skip on flavour at all. Quite a healthy version too with using margarine and so many bananas- without using all the fancy health food shop ingredients! I have tried adding porridge oats and coconut flavouring which worked well. Just trying mixed nuts and raisins- fingers crossed!

springchick's picture
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Great recipe! I used chopped dates as I didn't have raisins or sultanas, easy to make, delicious and looked good too!

sunflower69's picture

easy to make...add chopped cherries for a change

squitten's picture
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Delicious banana bread. Unfortunately it got stuck in the tin and came apart, which was fine as it was only for my own family and not for show! Would definitely use greaseproof lining in future (and maybe add choc chips!)

jweg1210's picture
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Thanks for the recipe - went down a storm at the church meeting!

katecoyne's picture

Have just made this for the second time-so easy and very popular. Have added chocolate chips as suggested by a previous reviewer and its even better!

dianehall01's picture

I made it an hour ago. It smelt so good we couldn't wait for it to cool before we tried it. We loved it! It was really easy to make and light. Next time we might use nuts instead of sultanas.

01rebecca's picture
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Made this Morning, very simple and very yummy.
I left out the sultana's. I might add some chocolate chips next time.

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