I am in baking mode, if I have few hours in my hands I start cooking. I am kind of going bananas…..or nuts. Same idea, one great tasty result- BANANA BREAD.
I love the banana bread, especially for breakfast, with a wee bit of chocolate on top of it. Well, I like to add some chocolate inside of it too, but there is no such thing as too much chocolate.
banana bread (adapted from Jamie Oliver)
115 grams walnuts
245 grams flour
150 grams sugar
1 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
113 grams butter
3 ripe large bananas
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 180 degrees C.
In a large bowl combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and nuts.On a separate bowl combine the mashed bananas, eggs, melted butter, and vanilla. With a rubber spatula lightly fold the wet ingredients (banana mixture) into the dry ingredients just until combined . (The important thing is not to over mix the batter. You do not want it smooth. Over mixing the batter will yield tough, rubbery bread – Jamie says) Pour the batter into a pan lined with baking paper. Bake until bread is golden brown and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, about 55 to 60 minutes. Place on a wire rack to cool and then remove the bread from the pan.