Sunday 30 October 2011

Random Recipes - Banana Loaf

As I mentioned in my last post I took part in Dom's Random Recipe Challenge this month. The challenge was "I'll show you mine if you show me yours" and I was paired up with Jac from Tinnedtomatoes.comShe picked a random book and a page from my cookery book collection by selecting a random number.

Jac picked number 4 and that turned out to be........ The Hummingbird Bakery Cookbook!

She picked page 66 which was a banana loaf. It is a very easy and yummy recipe. It's spicy and moist and lovely with a cup of tea. I had a few slices when I baked it then let the boy have it to eat at work.

Banana Loaf

270g soft light brown sugar
2 eggs
200g bananas, mashed
280g plain flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1 tsp ground ginger
140g unsalted butter, melted

1. Grease your loaf tin and preheat your oven to 170C
2. Cream together sugar and eggs. Beat in the mashed bananas.
3. Sift in the flour, baking powder, bicarbonate of soda, cinnamon and ginger to the sugar mixture. Mix thoroughly.
4. Pour in the melted butter and beat until all the ingredients are well mixed.
5. Pour the mixture into the loaf tin and smooth over. Bake for about 1 hour, or until when inserting a toothpick in the centre, it comes out clean.
6. Remove from the oven and cool on a cooling rack. 

Thanks very much to Dom for the fun challenge and Jac for being a lovely partner! She had the great idea of trying out recipes on each other blogs. I tried out her scrummy coriander and chickpea patties and she made my key lime pie.

What a yummy weekend!


  1. Mmmmmmmmm, that is a great looking loaf and I have to admit that this is a much neglected book in my own collection so your post has inspired me to pull it off the book shelf for tonight's read ;0)

  2. That banana loaf looks good and a nice easy start to Random Recipes. Are you only including baking books or was that a lucky coincidence?

  3. Thanks!

    Chele - It has some tasty recipes, let me know if you try anything.

    Choclette - Just a luck coincidence - although the majority of my books are baking so it was likely!

  4. Can't go wrong with banana loaf. What a perfect snack.

  5. oh what a lovely banana loaf!... just a nice, good old fashioned cake for a Sunday evening... what time is the delivery? You do know part of the challenge involves posting me the cake right...? thanks so much for taking part and glad you had fun with lovely Jacs x

  6. Banana loaf is a deeply comforting thing and this looks just right to me. I always tell myself that it's good for me as well - after all it does contain fruit.

  7. I love banana bread and this looks delicious.

    And those patties look utterly scrummy.

  8. Dom: It's in the post ;o)

    Phil: It's definitely one of your five a day, I agree!

    Brownieville girl: Thanks!


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