Saturday, 22 August 2015

Banana Bread #GBBO Bloggers 2015

The 3rd week is bread week in the Great British Bake Off and after having a dismal failure trying to make baguettes, I put all the dough in to my heart shaped baking dish and made a tear and share loaf.  Whilst it didn't meet the criteria for baguettes, the garlic salt flakes on top gave it a lovely flavour. I am once again linking up with Mummy Mishaps who is running the #GBBOBloggers2015 and Jo from Jo's Kitchen who is running the linkie this week.

Banana Bread
2oz butter
7oz caster sugar
1 egg
2 ripe bananas
5oz sour cream
1 tsp vanilla essence
1 tsp cinnamon
pinch of salt
1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
6 1/2oz plain flour

  1. Preheat the oven to 150 degrees celcius.
  2. Grease a loaf tin and sprinkle with a mixture of caster sugar and cinnamon, this gives the finished banana bread a lovely slightly crips crust.
  3. Cream the butter and sugar together.
  4. Add the egg, mashed up bananas, vanilla, cinnamon and sour cream and mix together.
  5. Finally add the salt, flour and bicarbonate of soda.
  6. I add sliced banana to the top before I cook it to give a nice effect.
  7. Pour in to the loaf tin and bake for approximately 1 hour, test with a skewer to make sure it comes out clean.

Perfect with your afternoon tea and ideal for using up all those ripe bananas and for you all to have a laugh, please see the picture of my baguettes below.

Mummy Mishaps


  1. Have to try this recipe, this banana bread looks delicious! And what a great idea to use those ripe bananas...! :)

  2. i love making banana bread as i always have over ripe bananas!
    and by the way, i think your baguettes look fine !
    thank you for linking up x

    1. They would be if they were the right shape Jenny ;) x

  3. Your banana bread looks great. The sour cream is an interesting addition, I never tried it like this. It must be delicious x

    1. Thank you Anca, the sour cream keeps it really moist x

  4. Your heart shaped baguette looks great - love the effect you've achieved on it. Your banana bread also looks yummy, packed full of flavour.
    Angela x

  5. I love banana bread and yours looks very tasty. Your baguette looks lovely! I love that it's a heart shape and the colour is nice too!x

  6. Ah I do love good slice of banana bread and tea! Your baguette looks great too Cathy! Well done x

  7. This looks so tasty! I haven't had banana bread in sooo long! x

    Natasha Kendall | Beauty and Lifestyle

    1. Thank you Natasha, I hadn't made any for years until the Bake Off struck lol x

  8. Oh i do enjoy a bit of banana bread and your one looks lush! That heart shaped tear and share would be perfecr accompaniment to a valentines day dinner too x

  9. I love banana bread, never put sour cream in before though! The shape of your baguette is unique yet lovely, most importantly did you put water in the oven to create steam? ;-)