Banana buttermilk bread

Chef: Claire Ptak
Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 50 mins
Banana buttermilk bread
Banana bread is a classic home favourite and Claire's version is absolutely divine.

Butter, for greasing the tin

6 bananas, very ripe

150g vegetable oil

200g dark brown sugar

1tsp vanilla

1tsp dark rum

2 eggs

75g cultured buttermilk or plain yogurt

210g plain flour

1tsp bicarbonate of soda

1tsp baking powder

¼ tsp fine sea salt

3 tbsp caster sugar

Preheat the oven to 180°C/ 350°F / Gas Mark 4. Butter a 25x10cm loaf tin and line with parchment paper.

Reserve half a banana for the top of the cake and mash the remaining bananas well. 

In a bowl, whisk together the oil, brown sugar, vanilla, rum, eggs and buttermilk or yoghurt. Add the mashed banana and set aside.

In another bowl, whisk together the flour, bicarbonate of soda, powder and salt.

Fold this into the banana mixture until just combined, then pour into your prepared tin.

Smooth the top with a palette knife or spatula and place the reserved half banana, cut lengthways, on top. Sprinkle with the caster sugar.

Bake for 40-50 minutes until a skewer inserted comes out clean and the top of the cake has set and starts to caramelize.

Leave to cool in the tin for about 10 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

Serves
makes 1 cake; 8 slices

Preparation Time
10 minutes

Cooking Time
50 minutes

Main ingredients
Flour, Eggs, Sugar

Recipe Type
Cakes & Baking, Entertaining, Family Dinners, Cake Stall, Classics

Level of Difficulty
Easy

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