04 November 2008

Banana & Raisin Bread
















This is a dense and moist bread, filled with spices and fruit. The perfect way to use up those bananas that are ripening quicker than you can eat them.

Banana & Raisin Bread

2½ cups self raising flour
100g butter, softened and cubed
1 cup demerara sugar
3 bananas, mashed up
1 pinch of salt
1 egg, beaten
2 tsp ground ginger
1 tsp mixed spice
1 tsp vanilla extract
1½ cups raisins


Heat the oven to 180c/350f/gas 4, then line a loaf tin.

Sieve the flour into the bowl and then add all the other ingredients execpt for the raisins. Mix gently and then pour mixture into a food processor and whisk until pale and creamy. Pour back into your bowl and fold in the raisins. Pour the mixture into your prepared loaf tin and place in the oven for approxiamately 1 hour and 15 mins until a skewer comes out of the loaf clean. Allow the loaf to cool for a while in the tin before moving to a wire rack.

Serve warm and buttered and don't worry about the calories!

Hey, it's mostly fruit, isn't it?


24 comments:

  1. How did you know that I have a bunch of over-ripe bananas in the house? (And a bundle in the freezer!)

    Looks wonderful and moist. And I love the idea of the ginger to give it a spicy tingle. 3pm tea break is looking like a brighter prosect already!

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  2. Looks so moist and delectable :-)

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  3. Looks almost like a Christmas fruitcake! It must be incredibly moist and dense. Great way to use bananas! (And I bet some chocolate chips instead of the raisins would work very nicely. . . ) ;)

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  4. That looks nice and dense and moist and good!

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  5. Ooooh, this loaf looks very dense and decadent! I love a heavy duty banana bread.

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  6. now I wish for some rapidly ripening bananas in my fruit bowl :-)

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  7. That does look particularly moist, Holler. Sticky and yummy!

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  8. Hi Jen, I have psychic abilites, don't you know :)

    It is defintely the best way of using up ripe bananas Usha :)

    Jen actually does a lovely Banana Bread with Chocolate and Cinnamon Sugar. I can personally vouch for it as I have tried it.

    It is good Kevin :)

    Me too Diann :)

    Keep it in mind Johanna :)

    Thanks Spaghetti :)

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  9. Ive always got past it bananas hanigng around. Great recipe

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  10. I would love this most definitely Holler:D

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  11. I can see the moist inside...almost a pudding...well done, lass.

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  12. This looks amazing Holler. I love banana bread.

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  13. Hi Beth, the bananas always seem to reipen all of a sudeen, don't they?

    Thanks Val :)

    Thank you Peter :)

    It is good Julia and it smealls fabulous as it is cooking!

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  14. We're just off to a firework display - wish I had some of that loaf to put in my pocket!

    Celia

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  15. Hi Celia, *wave*
    I hope you have a great time at the fireworks and that the weather is better than the cold, wet, misty night it is here!

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  16. This looks great! I've been enjoying reading your blog. Come check out your Kreativ Blogger {Award} at slocooking.blogspot.com! ~ Heather

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  17. what a great idea! i love banana bread but it never occurred to me add raisins! :-)

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  18. Holler, that looks good. I've got an award for you over at my blog!

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  19. I love the heft of this bread. And I'll second Ricki's comparison to fruitcake (I love a nice, moist, rum-soaked fruitcake).

    I'll bet that does smell fantastic while baking. And I'm imagining it would be the perfect accompaniment to a bit of vanilla cream.

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  20. Thank you Heather, that was very kind!

    I throw raisins in lots of sweet dishes Arundathi, probably beacause I always have them to hand!

    Thank you too Silvie! This seems to be my lucky night :)

    Oh, yes Lo, ice cream would be good while it is still warm :P

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  21. woww.. those look so delicious.. my goodness!

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  22. You have no idea how much I would love a slice of your banana and raisin bread right now! It looks so delicious.

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  23. oh this looks lovely, I make 'regular' banana bread but it's more of a traditional dryer lighter loaf. This even looks similar to my much loved and sadly departed Granny's bread pudding. My bananas aren't ripe enough yet but I'll definitely give this one a try!

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  24. Looks really good. Will make a nice change from the banana and chocolate loaf that I normally make to use up the bananas.

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