Banana and Walnut Loaf

Uploaded: 2 April, 2024

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Introduction

Preparation time: 20 minutes

Cooking time: 60 – 70 minutes

Ingredients - Serves: 10

225g plain flour

2 level tsp baking powder

80g softened or spreadable butter

1 large egg (beaten)

110g caster sugar

4 medium bananas (peeled)

50g walnuts (chopped)

Zest 1 lemon

Demerara sugar for sprinkling

Method

1 Preheat oven to 180C / gas 4. Grease and line a 2lb loaf tin.

2 Mash three bananas to a pulp and chop the fourth.

3 Sift the flour and baking powder together into a separate bowl. Add the butter, egg and caster sugar. Using a mixer, mix everything together for a minute or two. Add the mashed and chopped bananas and briefly whisk them into the mixture. Fold in the chopped walnuts and lemon zest.

4 Spoon the cake mixture into the prepared tin. Sprinkle with demerara sugar.

5 Place in the pre-heated oven so that the top of the tin is in the centre. Bake for 60-70 minutes until a skewer inserted into the cake comes out clean.

6 Let the cake cool for 10-15 minutes then turn out on to a cooling rack.

7 This cake is good served warm with crème fraiche, cold, or even toasted.