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Banana bread

Yields1 ServingPrep Time15 minsCook Time1 hrTotal Time1 hr 15 mins

Perfect afternoon snack with tea or coffee. Slightly toast and serve with butter, honey, or vanilla ricotta and fresh raspberries.

 285 g Plain flour
 1 tsp Bicarbonate of soda
 ½ tsp Salt
 110 g Butter
 225 g Caster sugar
 2 Eggs
 4 Ripe bananas
 1 tsp Vanilla extract
 85 ml Buttermilk

Preheat the oven to gas mark 4/ 180°C / 350F.


Sift the flour, bicarbonate of soda and salt into a large mixing bowl.


In a separate bowl cream the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy.


Add the eggs, mashed bananas, buttermilk and vanilla extract mix well. Then fold in the flour mixture.


Grease a loaf tin and pour in the cake mixture.


Transfer to the oven and bake for about an hour, or until well-risen and golden-brown.


Remove from the oven and cool in the tin for a few minutes, then turn out onto a wired rack to cool completely before serving.