Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Warming Banana and Cherry Loaf Recipe

Banana and cherry loaf recipe

Banana loaves are my favorite way to use up over ripened bananas and I love experimenting with them. So far I have made a banana and walnut loaf, banana white chocolate and almond (that was delish but very sweet) but my all time favorite has to be banana and cherry loaf. I've got my recipe down to a tee, it's moist and has never gone that horrible 'purpley colour' that I've seen at some cake fairs and tastes amazing with a hot cup of tea. 


Banana and cherry loaf recipe

Ingredients
3oz 85g Caster Sugar
3oz 85g Softened unsalted Butter
3oz 85g Self Raising Flour
2 Medium sized Eggs
2 Medium sized ripened Bananas
A large handful of glacier cherries 
1tsp Vanilla Essence

Method

Preheat oven to 180C/160C Fan/Gas 4 and grease loaf tin with butter.
Cream together the butter and caster sugar until smooth. Whisk the eggs and gradually mix into creamed butter (slowly so not to curdle) add the sieved self raising flour in gradually. I like to make figure of eights when mixing, I can't remember exactly why now, it's just how my mum taught me. I think it has something to do with letting air in? (don't quote me on this)
I like to mash the bananas in a seperate bowl first and I prefer mine smooth with no lumps. Next add the bananas and Vanilla essence into the cake mix and stir. The cake mix should be smooth and fall from a spoon when held upside down. If it's too thick add a little milk.
Spoon the cake mix into the greased loaf tin and stud with cherries for a more even spread.
Pop into the oven and bake for approximately 25-30 minutes until golden brown and the skewer comes out clean.


Leave the Banana and Cherry Loaf to cool in the loaf time for a few minutes then transfer to a wired rack. I personally like to serve my Banana and Cherry Loaf while still warm with a hot cup of tea. Yum! This is so lovely, warming and comforting on a chilly day. 


Banana and cherry loaf recipe


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  1. This sounds amazing. Definitly adding to our list of things to try. A gorgeous photo too. Potato has that same t-shirt too :)

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