This is an extremely simple way to bake delicious moist and crusty banana bread.Simple yet delicious..it dosent get any better than that.All the ingredients were readily available in my pantry as nothing fancy goes into making this divine bread.
I have tried different recipes over time on this bread,this time round however i struck the jackpot and i will definitely be making this again,i specifically love the simplicity of ingredients that go into this bread,this ensures the bread comes out moist,as opposed to the soggy texture associated with this type of pastry.The banana flavour is also not compromised in this recipe.
2 cups all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup butter (margarine will do you just fine)
3/4 cup brown sugar
3 very ripe bananas.
In a large bowl,I mixed together my dry ingredients (flour, salt & baking soda)
Then I went ahead and creamed together my margarine along with my ripe bananas.
I added my brown sugar and my two eggs into my creamed mixture.Mix this up well.
I then went ahead and poured my liquid mixture into my dry ingredients.Mix well until no dry ingredients are visible.All this I achieved easily using my ‘mwiko’.
My batter was consistent, not too runny or dry altogether.
I then went ahead and Poured this into my greased bread tin,level the top well(I used a wet spoon to achieve a nice leveled top)
I set my bread into a preheated oven at 175°Celsius for about 65 minutes.
The time might seem quite a lot but this is what will make sure our bread is not soggy as the batter is heavy in this case. NOTE also that our ovens are different, so in case your bread browns before time,I usually cover mine with an aluminium foil,this will shield it from direct heat from the top and in no way compromise on our baking,this trick works for me all the time.
Wait at least 10 minutes before taking our bread,of your baking tin.
Cool further before cutting up.I however was in a rush I cut up mine warm,the crust had formed so well i had no problem with my bread crumbling down,it was moist and delicious, the flavour was also unmatched.
This recipe makes 1 loaf .