from Apples for Jam
180g dark brown sugar
350g ripe bananas mashed
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
250g plain flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
3/4 bicarbonate of soda
3 tablespoons warm milk
preheat the oven to 180C and butter a 30 x 11cm loaf tin
cream the butter, and sugar until smooth and then whisk in the mashed bananas. Add the eggs, vanilla, cinnamon and a pinch of salt and whisk in well. Sieve in the flour and baking powder and beat until smooth. Mix the bicarbonate of soda into the milk and stir into the batter.
Scrape the mixture into the tin and bake for about 50 minutes until the bread is crusty on top and a skewer poked into the middle comes out clean. Turn out onto a rack to cool.
Serve warm or cold, plain or toasted with butter, but allow to cool completely before storing in an airtight container, where it will keep well for several days
should be able to be sliced into 10 - 12 slices