On a recent visit to Australia by Prince Harry and his Duchess, Meghan Markle, news came out that Meg had baked banana bread to take to a Country Women’s Association meeting the next day. Hers featured ginger and chocolate chips, which got the nod of approval from foodies all over the country.
It got me thinking that, if the Duchess of Sussex can find time to bake and share what she has made, then anyone can and, you know what, banana bread is a really good place to start.
Banana bread is what we call a ‘melt and mix’ cake, that requires very little technique or equipment. Just bung all the ingredients in a bowl, pour it into a buttered loaf pan and whack in the oven. Excuse the casualness of my instructions, but Banana Bread is such an easy going recipe, it seems to call for colloquial language!
Despite how easy it is to bake, the satisfaction you get from making it is still there…and you get to give those dead bananas in your fruit bowl a new lease of life too.
Banana bread is best served fresh on the day, and is magic straight out of the oven but you will find it’s nice toasted with a spread of butter the next day too.
Here are two of my favourite Banana Bread recipes…so get baking!