Sunday, January 8, 2012

Few Things Beat...

... warm, fresh-out-of-the-oven banana bread. I use Sophie Dahl's quick and easy recipe, and needless to say, it always goes down a treat in our house!

Yummy Banana Bread, Sophie Style:

75g unsalted organic butter, softened
4 ripe organic bananas (I use ones that have nearly gone off, great way to use up bananas that no-one is going to eat!)
200g soft brown sugar
1 organic egg, beaten
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
pinch of salt
170g organic spelt flour

Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius / 160 fan / Gas 4. Grease a 30 x 23 cm bread tin.
Mash the bananas in a large mixing bowl. Mix in the butter, sugar, egg and vanilla extract. Add the bicarbonate of soda and salt and finally mix in the flour. Pour into the prepared tin. Bake for 1 hour, remove and cool on a wire rack.

Spread a generous amount of butter on, and just enjoy. Winter-time food does not get much better than this!

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