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Iced Banana Bread Ring Recipe

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Veg CD CBF 60mins

 

This Banana Bread recipe is perfect to serve with morning coffee, afternoon tea or any time you fancy a treat.

 

Yield: Makes 1 x 23cm/10-inch Ring Total time:
 
Recipe Tags:  Cold  Fruit  Cakes  Sweet   Breads  Baked Fayre  teatime Dairy Free 

            Ingredients

275g/10oz (3 medium) over ripe Bananas, mashed

2 Eggs

150g/+5oz Caster Sugar

150g/+5oz Softened Butter

300g/11oz Self Raising Flour

A Pinch of Salt

For the Glace Icing Drizzle

100g/4oz Icing (confectioners) Sugar - sieved
Approx 30ml/2 tbsp Fresh Lemon Juice

Instructions

1. Preheat the oven to 180C, 350, Gas mark 4 and lightly grease a 23cm/10-inch Bundt tin or ring mould.

2. Place the peeled bananas in a large mixing bowl, mash well then add the eggs, sugar and butter and beat together with a wooden spoon or an electric mixer until well blended.

 

3. Add the flour and salt and fold in with a spatula until just mixed. Do not over-mix.

 

4. Pour mixture into prepared tin and bake for 40-45 minutes, until a wooden toothpick or knife inserted into centre comes out clean. Allow to cool in the tin for about 10 minutes, before turning out onto a wire rack. Allow to cool completely.

 

5. Place the icing sugar in a mixing bowl, add the lemon juice and mix until well blended and smooth then drizzle over the cake so the icing runs down the sides. Allow the icing to completely set before serving.

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Key cooking techniques used in this Iced Banana Bread Recipe

Folding in  - gently combine two mixtures/ingredients usually using a metal spoon or spatula in a slicing J movement whilst slightly lifting the utensil.

 

Drizzle - To drip a liquid substance, such as a sauce or dressing, over food usually in  semi smooth short bursts 

 

Additional information about this iced banana bread recipe  

The name "bread" is a bit of a misnomer as when most people talk about banana bread, they are referring to a baked loaf which doesn't use yeast at all, but rather relies on self raising flour or baking powder as the raising agent resulting in a taste and texture which is more like cake only generally less sweet.

Special Equipment required to make this Iced Banana Bread Recipe

 

A 25cm/10-inch Bundt  Tin  OR

A 23x10cm/9x4-inch Loaf Tin

Electric Mixer (optional)

 

TIPS, ADDITIONS AND OPTIONS: 

Add up to 100g/4oz of roughly chopped nuts such as walnuts to the mixture

Coffee or Chocolate flavoured glace icing also go well with the banana flavour

Can also be made in an ordinary loaf or cake tin, however the cooking time should be increased to 60 minutes

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