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Cooking : 1 hr 5 min Equipment :
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for Serves 8-10 :
2 ripe bananas mashed
50 g ground pecans (optional)
2 eggs
100 g unsalted butter
175 g caster sugar
250 g self-raising flour
1 tsp baking powder
2 tbsp milk
1Preheat the oven to 180°C (170°C fan, gas mark 4).
2Prepare SWEET CAKE BATTER: Place all the ingredients in the bowl. Run the PASTRY/CAKE programme. Scrape down the wall of the bowl, if necessary.
3Add the bananas and pecans at the end and restart the programme for 10 seconds.
4Butter and flour a large loaf tin. Pour the batter into the prepared tin and using a knife, score the batter lengthwise, once. Bake for about 1 hour until well risen and golden.
5Turn the banana bread out onto a rack to cool. When cold, serve with a scoop of vanilla or caramel ice cream.
© photographs Sandra Mahut
© Hachette Livre (Marabout) 2016


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Lovely, my kids and husband loved it too. Didn't bother with nuts, so safe for school lunch box, was still fab.


Turned out moist and very tasty. I only used 150g sugar and added walnuts instead of pecans. Process took exactly as the recipe stated.