Today I made some banana loaf using a recipe from my favourite ever cookery book, The Complete Farmhouse Kitchen. This used to be a television series over here in the UK on ITV, full of good but simple food. I treasure this book and use it as my standard reference food bible.
Anyway, I’ve made this banana loaf several times and it’s so easy and simple, but tastes (and smells) really good. A perfect way to use up those really ripe bananas that would normally just get thrown away.
- 2 very ripe bananas
- 2 eggs
- 2 oz butter
- 5 oz caster sugar
- pinch salt
- 8 oz self raising flour
First mash the bananas. Then cream together the butter and sugar, and add the eggs. Now add the mashed banana, flour and the salt. Then put into a lined 1.5 lb loaf tin and put in an oven at 190C for about an hour.
It’s really that simple. No, really. I also like to use disposable loaf tin liners so even easier to bake and serve. For an added touch of elegance (and even more calories), add a big dollop of cream and a few slices of banana. Perfect for afternoon tea.