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February Blog Challenge and Tastes on Tuesday

“Your favourite baking recipe”

I prefer baking much more than cooking so it was hard to choose just one.

I eventually decided on banana bread. I looooove banana bread and it always makes the house smell so yuuummmmy. It is also one of the things David and I started talking about on twitter after we had met. It is also one of his favourite things.

125g butter or margarine
200g sugar
2 eggs
2ml vanilla essence
250ml mashed bananas
240g cake flour
2ml salt
10ml baking powder
2ml bicarbonate of soda
125ml milk


Preheat oven to 180 ΒΊC. Grease a 250 mm loaf tin and line base with greaseproof paper.
1. Cream butter, then add sugar, beating until pale and fluffy.
2. Add eggs, beating well after each addition.
3. Stir in vanilla essence. Mix bananas into creamed mixture.
4. Sift in flour, salt and baking powder. Blend bicarbonate of soda with a little milk and add. Gradually add remaining milk and beat well.
5. Pour into tin, and bake for about 1 hour. Cool in tin for 10 minutes. Turn out onto a wire rack to cool.
Makes 1 loaf

What’s your favourite thing to bake?

PS – my new LG washing machine arrives tomorrow.



  1. 12 February, 2013 / 9:05 am

    Yum will definately give this a bash.

    Hate banana’s but love banana bread/muffins. Made banana muffins the other day but my girls didn’t like them!

  2. 12 February, 2013 / 9:37 am

    A firm favorite in our house – Lucy makes a spectacular one

  3. 12 February, 2013 / 11:28 am

    I have a stunning recipe for banana bread (from my blog friend in NYC) that I’ve never made! I should give it a bash.

    Our coffee shop makes the best banana muffins in the WORLD. Since I tasted theirs I’ve stopped trying – it’s that good πŸ™‚

    And yay for the LG πŸ™‚

  4. 12 February, 2013 / 12:10 pm

    Chocolate Brownies πŸ™‚

  5. 12 February, 2013 / 9:34 pm

    I still believe that the ladies that bake for the home industries need to make a living…and I am sticking to that πŸ˜›

    • 14 February, 2013 / 2:45 pm

      Ha Ha Ha Ha!!!!

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