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    Default Spiced Banana Loaf

    Here's the recipe now of my Spiced Banana Loaf, what got thrown into Steve Wright's on-air skip on BBC Radio 2 on Friday, after my cat's latest mouse 'escapee' decided to do a 'taste test' of it on the cooling rack in my kitchen WHILST I WAS WATCHING?!
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    SPICED BANANA LOAF

    Makes 16 slices
    Preparation time: 10 mins
    Cooking Time: 40 mins
    Oven Temp: Preheat to 180c, 350F, Gas 4

    4oz unbleached plain flour
    4 oz plain wholemeal flour
    2 level tablsps. muscovado sugar
    2 level teasps. bicarb of soda
    1 level teasp. each ground cinnamon & nutmeg
    2 oz. butter
    4oz. low-fat natural yoghurt
    2 ripe medium bananas, mashed
    1 egg, lightly beaten
    1 teasp. vanilla extract


    1. Line a 10 x 5 inch loaf tin. Better still, treat yourself to a silicone loaf tin from Lidl, then you won't have to......

    2. Sift both flours, the sugar, bicarb, cinnamon & nutmeg into a mixing bowl, tipping the bran remaining in the sieve into the bowl. (Incidentally, I only put half a teasp. each of cinnamon & nutmeg in because I wanted to taste banana rather than spices....?)

    3. Melt the Bugger, sorry, the Butter (old wellie forum spelling blip joke which DDL may remember?!) in a small saucepan, remove from the heat and mix in the yoghurt, the mashed Nana, egg and vanilla extract. Pour into the flour and mix well to make a smooth very thick batter.

    4. Pour into the loaf tin wotsit and bake in a heated oven for 40 mins ish. Leave the loaf in the tin wotsit for 10 mins, then turn out onto a wire rack to cool completely. Preferably without a mouse attached to the corner of it (!) before you store it in an airtight tin, or slice and freeze.....

    I haven't tried toasting it yet, but my 'gut feeling' is telling me to.
    I reckon it'll be a bit like toasted Malt Bread. Incredibly moist, and chewy-gooey all at the same time.
    Hope you like it DDL!
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    Why don't you try giving Mickey a taste?
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    Oooooh - how scrummy does THAT sound?!

    Defo on the list for cooking next weekend....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hazel at the Hill View Post
    Oooooh - how scrummy does THAT sound?!

    Defo on the list for cooking next weekend....
    Me too, sounds delish doesn't it?

    I'm always trying to find moist cakes to make for KK.

    Off to buy some bananas tomorrow (everywhere closed today)
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    Thanks for the recipe Wellie. Have saved it and will try probably next weekend - no bananas in the house at the moment though I've got everything else (typical). Sounds delicious.

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    Snadger, pay attention mate, Mickey's gone to heaven with a full tummy already so soon?
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    Ooh - can I use 'strong wholemeal flour' instead of 'plain wholemeal flour' do you reckon?

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    I've done banana loaf with strong wholemeal flour before and tastes alright, no diffrence from when I use plain wholemeal flour. May I suggest adding walnuts and raisins, yummy!

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