I was recently invited to join Julia Parsons’ event, and since we’ve had many snow days, have regularly made this very easy and delicious tea-bread. It does taste best straight from the oven smeared with butter, but is equally as good a day later with a nice cup of tea. And it’s easy to make.
7oz self raising flour
1/4 tsp bicarbonate of soda
1/2 tsp salt
Combine the butter and sugar until soft and creamy.
Mash the bananas and add to the butter mixture.
Beat the eggs and add gradually, stirring thoroughly every time. It will curdle at this stage if your bananas were quite runny! Don’t worry.
Stir in the walnuts, then the flour, bicarb. and salt until just combined.
Tip into a well buttered loaf tin, lined with greaseproof paper.
Put into an oven at about 165 oC for about an hour. If if starts to brown too much on top, cover with foil. After an hour, turn the oven up to 180oC and leave in for another 15 minutes.
Turn out onto a wire cooling tray and see if you can resist until cooled!