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This week Mrs Simmons shares her recipe for Banana Bread.

Mrs Simmons' Banana Bread

I love this recipe because it is simple to make and it uses easy ingredients...and it makes me feel less guilty about having brown bananas left in my kitchen!  I remember baking this with my Mum when I was younger and my love of cooking stemmed from these moments.  I make banana bread frequently but usually wait for the holidays so I have more time!


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  1. Heat the oven to 180C/160C fan/gas 4.

  2. Butter a loaf tin and line the base and sides with baking parchment.

  3. Cream the butter and caster sugar until light and fluffy, then slowly add the beaten eggs with a little of the flour.

  4. Fold in the remaining flour, the baking powder and the mashed bananas.

  5. Pour the mixture into the prepared tin and bake for about 50 mins, or until cooked through. 

  6. Cool in the tin for 10 mins, then remove to a wire rack.

  7. Mix the icing sugar with 2-3 tsp water to make a runny icing.

  8. Drizzle the icing across the top of the cake and decorate with a handful of banana chips.


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The Finished Result!

Photo by Mrs Schneider (who used this recipe to make Banana Bread over half-term!)

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