Wonderful Banana Bread

Today I decided to give a new life to an old recipe. Found this banana loaf recipe a couple of years ago and since then it’s my favorite. When I cooked it for the first time, I didn’t know how to handle my new DSL camera, so I made the awful pictures. Now I have decent photography skills, and I can show you this banana bread in its full glory! I got hundreds of compliments for this cake, especially when I served it with a warm caramel syrup and a little bit of whipped cream.


Wonderful Banana Bread

My Recipe

Prep Time: 15 mins
Cook Time: 45-60 mins

Ingredients

  • bananas - 2
  • unsalted butter - 1 stick, room temperature
  • superfine sugar - 1 cup
  • ground walnuts - 1 3/4 oz
  • eggs - 2 lightly beaten
  • all purpose flour - 1 1/2 cups, sifted
  • salt - 1 teaspoon
  • baking soda - 1 teaspoon
  • baking powder - 1 teaspoon
  • sour cream - 1/2 cup
  • whipped cream - for serving
  • caramel sauce - for serving

Instructions:

  1. Puree one banana.
  2. In a medium bowl cream the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy.
  3. Add the ground walnuts and eggs, and mix.
  4. Sift the flour, salt, baking powder and baking soda into the banana mixture and mix well.
  5. Add the sour cream and banana puree, mix one more time.
  6. Spray an 7 1/4 x 2 3/4 x 3in deep loaf tin with cooking spray. Pour in the mixture.
  7. Slice the remaining banana and decorate the top.
  8. Bake on the middle shelf for 50-60 minutes.
  9. To test if the loaf is cooked, push a toothpick through the center - it should come away clean.
  10. Remove banana bread from the oven. Leave to cool on a wire rack.

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