We ate the first loaf I made a few weeks ago. This is a second loaf which I baked as a little gift for some friends whom we were meeting for a walk in Richmond Park. (You can see some photos of our walk on my other blog, here.)
Spiced Banana Loaf
8 oz self raising flour
4 oz butter
4 oz sugar
2 tbsp honey
4 bananas (ripe)
The grated rind of 1 lemon
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
2 tsp ground ginger
I sieved the flour into a bowl and added the salt.
I rubbed in the butter.
I then added the spices, the sugar, and the lemon, followed by the bananas, eggs and honey.
I mixed the ingredients together and put them into a lined loaf tin.
I baked until the loaf was firm (test with a cocktail stick) at 180 degrees.
I've just realised, looking at the photographs, that I forgot to tell my friend that the honey I used in the loaf, actually is Richmond Park Honey, which I purchase from the Ham Pantry, which you can find on Ham Parade, just beside Ham Common in Richmond!
|The banana loaf, simply wrapped|
|A bit of foil, a length of ribbon and a sticky label|
|Getting my ingredients organised|
|Sifting the flour and salt|
|Adding the sugar, lemon rind, and spices|
|Bananas, eggs and honey|
|The loaf before the oven|
|Cooling down before wrapping|
(you can also see one of Charlotte's fabulous
Date and Walnut Loaves,
which I have posted about, here.
There is also a loaf of white bread, I haven't bought bread
from a shop since the beginning of the year!)