Banana Bread Recipe?

winnie231, Nov 7, 3:33am
Does anyone have a recipe for this?
I had always thought of Banana Bread as being basically Banana Cake in a loaf shape (and the recipes I know are just that) but the Casino serves a Banana Bread which is heavier in texture than cake & definately not sweet at all.
Not sure if it is yeast or baking powder based.
I'm waiting to speak to the right chef about it but wondered if any of you lot had a recipe for this .... thanks.

rosathemad, Nov 7, 4:02am
I have a great banana coconut bread recipe but it is closer to cake than bread, though not quite cake - definitely sweet, though. I think of banana bread as being more like muffins - often made with oil, coarser crumb.

pnlnj, Nov 7, 9:49pm
Here's a Banana Bread recipe that I have made in the past:
Makes one 21 x 11cm loaf

200g plain flour
2 1/4 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
3/4 tsp cinnamon
4 tbsp wheatgerm
65g butter at room temperature
115g caster sugar
3/4 tsp grated lemon rind
3 ripe bananas mashed
2 eggs beaten

Preheat oven to 80C. Grease and flour loaf tin
Sift flour, baking powder, salt and cinnamon into a bowl. Stir in wheatgerm.
In a 2nd bowl, combine the butter with the caster sugar and lemon rind. Beat mixture until light and fluffy.
Add mash bananas and eggs and mix well.
Add dry ingredients and blend until all mixed evenly.
Spoon into loaf tin and bake for 50 to 60 minutes or until skewer comes out clean.
Cool in tin for 5 minutes and then turn out on to wire rack to cool completely.

For a change, add 50g of either chopped walnuts or pecan nuts to the dry ingredients.

febes1, Nov 7, 10:23pm
It's huge over this side of the ditch!.. every cafe has banana bread for sale I had never heard of it before moving here.
My SD would eat it 24/7 if possible.
It is really like a 'heavy bread cut very thickly & toasted usually.
My breadmaker has a recipe for it
200ml water
1 egg
2/3 bananas
2Tbs butter or oil
3/4 tsp salt
1/5 C milk powder
1/5 C sugar
2 1/2 C flour
1 tsp yeast

cut the bananas into peices & add after the other ingredients then select 'sweet' menu & start.
Add the butter 10mins after the knead process begins to produe a better loaf.

It's not bad..(I prefer cake myself)I'd use ripe bananas (but not AS ripe as in cakes) & the more the better it really does have the big hunks of banana thru it as opposed to spread thru like a banana cake or even a loaf has.

You do slice it like a loaf of bread & toasting it is rather yummy!

febes1, Nov 7, 10:25pm
PS it would account for the um how can I say 'generous' size of the locals over here if this is the 'usual' toast of the day iykwim!!

winnie231, Nov 7, 10:36pm
Thanks for the recipes.
I'll give them a go when I get the chance.
I'm quite fasinated by the yeast one but I think I'd still mash the bananas as the chunks don't appeal to me.

winnie231, Nov 7, 3:33am
Does anyone have a recipe for this!
I had always thought of Banana Bread as being basically Banana Cake in a loaf shape (and the recipes I know are just that) but the Casino serves a Banana Bread which is heavier in texture than cake & definately not sweet at all.
Not sure if it is yeast or baking powder based.
I'm waiting to speak to the right chef about it but wondered if any of you lot had a recipe for this . thanks.

pnlnj, Nov 7, 9:49pm
Here's a Banana Bread recipe that I have made in the past:
Makes one 21 x 11cm loaf

200g plain flour
2 1/4 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
3/4 tsp cinnamon
4 tbsp wheatgerm
65g butter at room temperature
115g caster sugar
3/4 tsp grated lemon rind
3 ripe bananas mashed
2 eggs beaten

Preheat oven to 80C. Grease and flour loaf tin
Sift flour, baking powder, salt and cinnamon into a bowl. Stir in wheatgerm.
In a 2nd bowl, combine the butter with the caster sugar and lemon rind. Beat mixture until light and fluffy.
Add mash bananas and eggs and mix well.
Add dry ingredients and blend until all mixed evenly.
Spoon into loaf tin and bake for 50 to 60 minutes or until skewer comes out clean.
Cool in tin for 5 minutes and then turn out on to wire rack to cool completely.

For a change, add 50g of either chopped walnuts or pecan nuts to the dry ingredients.

febes1, Nov 7, 10:23pm
It's huge over this side of the ditch!. every cafe has banana bread for sale I had never heard of it before moving here.
My SD would eat it 24/7 if possible.
It is really like a 'heavy bread cut very thickly & toasted usually.
My breadmaker has a recipe for it
200ml water
1 egg
2/3 bananas
2Tbs butter or oil
3/4 tsp salt
1/5 C milk powder
1/5 C sugar
2 1/2 C flour
1 tsp yeast

cut the bananas into peices & add after the other ingredients then select 'sweet' menu & start.
Add the butter 10mins after the knead process begins to produe a better loaf.

It's not bad.(I prefer cake myself)I'd use ripe bananas (but not AS ripe as in cakes) & the more the better it really does have the big hunks of banana thru it as opposed to spread thru like a banana cake or even a loaf has.

You do slice it like a loaf of bread & toasting it is rather yummy!

febes1, Nov 7, 10:25pm
PS it would account for the um how can I say 'generous' size of the locals over here if this is the 'usual' toast of the day iykwim!

winnie231, Nov 7, 10:36pm
Thanks for the recipes.
I'll give them a go when I get the chance.
I'm quite fasinated by the yeast one but I think I'd still mash the bananas as the chunks don't appeal to me.

bev00, Nov 8, 10:36am
interesting with yeast

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