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Banana Tea Bread


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  • 200 g (7 oz) Self-raising Flour
  • 1.25 ml (1/4 level tsp) Bicarbonate of Soda
  • 2.5 ml (1/2 level tsp) Salt
  • 75 g (3 oz) Butter
  • 175 g (6 oz) Sugar
  • 2 Eggs
  • beaten
  • 450 g (1 lb) Bananas
  • mashed


Level of difficulty Average
Preparation time 15mins
Cooking time 75mins
Cost Budget Friendly


Step 1

Grease and line an oblong loaf tin, about 21.5 cm by 11.5 cm (8 1/2 in by 4 1/2 in) top measurements.

Step 2

Sift the flour, bicarbonate of soda and salt.

Step 3

Cream the butter and sugar until pale and fluffy and add the egg a little at a time, beating well after each addition.

Step 4

Add the bananas and beat again. Then sift in the flour.

Step 5

Put into the cake tin and bake in the oven at 180° C (350° F) mark 4 for about 1 1/4 hours, until well risen and just firm.

Step 6

Turn out and cool on a wire rack.

Step 7

Eat immediately or keep for 24 hours before serving sliced and buttered.

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