May 20, 2011

Bill's Banana Bread

Bill Granger is my favourite chef :) (.... followed closely by Nigella). 

Banana is a favourite ingredient as well (as you can probably tell).  I am forever having dead bananas in my fruit bowl (when they're not so darn expensive), so this is a great use for them.  




Bill Granger’s Choc Banana Bread
  • 2 cups plain flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 125 grams unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup caster sugar
  • 4 ripe bananas, mashed
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
Method
  1. Pre-heat oven to 180C
  2. Lightly grease and line a 19 x 11cm loaf tin with baking paper
  3. Sift flour and baking powder into a large bowl
  4. Mix butter, sugar, eggs, banana, choc chips and vanilla extract in a separate bowl
  5. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients, stir until just combined
  6. Pour the batter into prepared tin and bake for 1 hour 15 minutes or until bread is cooked when tested with a skewer
  7. Leave to cool in the tin for 5 minutes before turning out onto a wire rack to cool
  8. Serve in thick slices with butter (and maybe make yourself a cup of tea to go with it!)