Oh happy days! And i’m not just talking about this delicious banana bread, though that is reason enough to be happy, that’s for sure…no, i’m talking about my brand new internet connection, which is finally allowing me to work at better than dial up speeds for the first time in nearly three years! I haven’t been able to post all week because of this, so I have a big backlog of lovely recipes for you…and I can finally post them without my connection dropping out every minute. Good times.
So, banana bread – this is the second version I promised you guys a while ago. The first version I posted is a bit more rustic – this second version is a bit more cakey and slightly more cafe-like, I guess…but like the first one, it too is bloody delicious. This recipe makes a generous loaf – I usually slice it up and put it in the freezer, separating each piece with some greaseproof or baking paper, so you can grab a bit as needed. Great for a little weekend treat 🙂
Continue reading “Never enough banana bread.”
Today I realised I had a bunch of bananas going off a lot quicker than I had bargained for, due to the extreme heat we’ve been having. I usually freeze these to use in smoothies, but standing in the kitchen in my pj’s this morning, I decided some of them had to be used to make banana bread.
I love banana bread, but like most cakes and other sweet treats, only make it very occasionally. Mostly because I live alone, so i’m the only one around to eat it! So as much as I love baking, I have to contain myself to doing it every now and then, for moderation’s sake.
I have two quite different ‘favourite’ banana bread recipes. One is quite sweet and cakey – very much a traditional cafe style banana bread. The other is a bit more ‘rustic’, and not so sweet – and has the advantage of being very easy to make. I don’t have to drag the mixer out or do anything complicated – it’s pretty much a two-bowl affair, and easy to clean up. This is the one I made today…sooooo yummy!
Continue reading “Post-Christmas baking.”