STEP BY STEP: Banana Bread

Bananas are beautiful fruits ideal for summer.You can have in smoothies, salads, fried and our favorite: bread. I love banana bread with “mates” or “tetere” (South American herbal infusions), milk or tropical juices. Australia’s typical quick breakfast includes a coffee and banana bread slice. My friend Loli gave me the recipe a few years ago and is now a classic we prepare to welcome guests in our little house in the countryside. It’s quick, easy and delicious!

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups flour 0000
  • 1 ½ cups sugar
  • 1 teaspoon leavening powder
  • 1 teaspoon sodium bicarbonate
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 4 bananas in pieces
  • 3 eggs
  • 100 gr butter
  • few drops vanilla
  • 200 gr cream

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Step by step:

1. Preheat oven to 180°C. Grease and line the base and side of an 11 x 21cm x 6cm deep (base) loaf pan or preferred container.

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2. We will use two bowls: one for dry ingredients and another one for wet ones. I always start with the dry ones. Combine flours, sugar, leavening powder, sodium bicarbonate and salt. Stir in the bananas.  *Tip: the bananas are better mature.

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3. In the wet bowl: Whisk eggs, then add butter, vanilla and cream while continue to whisk.

4. Combine the two bowls in one, stir with spoon (don’t process or whisk up).

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5. Spoon into prepared pan. Smooth the surface.

6. Bake for 10 minutess or until a skewer inserted into the center comes out clean. Set aside in the pan to cool before turning out onto a wire rack. Serve warm spread with butter or decorate with sugar. Lunainviaggio-Life-StepbyStep-BananaBread-6

        • We hope you try this out and tell us how it was! Leave a comment with any questions and to share your experience. Bon appetite!

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Photos and content: Pilar Luna

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