Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Banana & Walnut Tea Bread

I try to curb the urge to bake too often as I'm the only member of my family who has no willpower. Whilst they can stop at a single slice, I'll cave in and scarf extras laid out on the sofa watching Hell's Kitchen. However, in the spirit of Dr. Dave's speedy recovery, some baked goods were in order.

Teabreads are a delightful combination of cake & bread. They're lighter than, say, a pound cake but denser than a traditional bread. The Banana & Walnut is a classic and the perfect complement to a morning coffee or afternoon tea; or if you're me, both!

Recipe Ingredients

1 stick of butter (and extra for greasing)

5oz of light brown sugar

2 eggs, lightly beaten

1/2 cup of chopped walnuts (plus extra for sprinkling)

2 ripe bananas mashed with 2 tbs of milk

8oz of self rising flour

1 tsp of vanilla extract


Recipe Directions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and grease a 2lb loaf pan.

  2. Cream the butter and and sugar together (I used my Kitchen Aid), then add the eggs gradually.

  3. Fold in the chopped walnuts, bananas and flour.

  4. Spoon into tin and sprinkle over the extra nuts.

  5. Bake for 40 minutes and check, if its firm to the touch then remove or bake for an extra 5-10 minutes. Remove from oven and let stand for 10 minutes, remove and let it cool.

1 comment:

David said...

Put the kettle on, i could do with a slice of that..