Thursday 11 March 2010

Hummingbird Bakery Banana Loaf

Makes 8-10 slices

  • 270g soft light brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 200g peeled bananas, mashed
  • 280g plain flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 140g unsalted butter, melted

Grease a 23x13cm loaf tin and dust with flour. Preheat the oven to 170C / 325F / GM3

Put the sugar and eggs in a freestanding electric mixer with a paddle attachment (or use a handheld electric whisk) and beat until well incorporated. Beat in the mashed bananas.

Add the flour, baking powder, bicarbonate of soda, cinnamon and ginger to the sugar mixture. Mix it thoroughly until all the dry ingredients have been incorporated into the egg mixture. Pour in the melted butter and beat until all the ingredients ar well mixed. 

Pour the mixture into the prepared loaf tin and smooth over with a palette knife. Bake in the preheated oven for about 1 hour or until firm to the touch and a skewer inserted in the centre comes out clean. Leave the cake to cool slightly in the tin before turning out to a wire cooling rack to cool completely. 

Hmm - not overly impressed with this one. Needless to say, it was polished off pretty darn quick, but at the same time a bit cinnamon & gingery for me. Nice, but not sure if I will make it again. I think I prefer banana cake with my black 'nanas.


Lischen said...

yummy! I like your blog!


Sarah said...

I used this recipe to make cake balls. ( I think you're right, the spices overpowered the banana but i still love banana bread!

Cazza said...

Love this recipe always a winner in my house. Don't be put off by the comments. Bananas need to be really over ripe so nice and sweet. You can always add less ginger and cinnamon if you're not too keen. Also freezes really well.

JaneyMcL said...

This is a recipe that always turns out. Tastes great too!

Gala said...

I used to make this cake frequently, sometimes more than once per week, it was always demolished by anyone in the area, and was frequently requested to make it for people outside of my household. Such a good cake 😊

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