Banana and Walnut Tea Loaf

nutty loaf

Hello everyone!

After three months of total baby dedication, I finally found 20 minutes to prepare a cake for my birthday/Christmas crafternoon, yay! And… if I managed to bake it whilst taking care of a baby, it means that is is mega easy and pretty impossible for it to go wrong. So… here we go with the recipe:

You will need:

100gr. of butter, softened

140gr. of muscovado sugar

2 eggs, lightly beaten

100gr. of walnuts, chopped

2 ripe bananas, mashed

2 tbsp milk

225gr self-raising flour

How to bake it:

  1. Preheat the oven to 180/Gas 4/fan 160. Butter and line a 1kg loaf tin. Cream the butter and sugar, then add the eggs. Set aside 25gr. of walnuts, then fold the rest into the creamed mixture with the bananas and milk. Fold in the flour. Spoon into the tin and sprinkle over the reserved walnuts.
  2. Bake for 55-60 minutes until risen. Stand for 10 minutes, then turn out, remove the lining paper and cool.
  3. Enjoy with friends and a cup of tea (or champagne!)

That’s it! As you can see, it is super easy and it was very successful amongst my friends and family so I will be making it again soon. The recipe says it serves 12, but it just depends how much you and your guests like cake 🙂

I got the recipe from my baking go-to book, the 101 Cakes and Bakes, by the BBC Good Food books. All the recipes in that book are amazing and fool-proof.

Do let me know if you give it a go!

Thanks for reading!


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