Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Banana bread + Etsy

Hello :) Today I was in a bit of a baking mood and since we had ripe bananas I made quick banana bread! It's a pretty simple and a relatively healthy recipe, using a tablespoon of margarine instead of butter/oil. The recipe is from a marie claire cooking book from memory, which I photocopied and kept in a folder.

Recipe: Banana bread
- 1 1/4 cup (185g) self-raising flour
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 tablespoon low-fat margarine
- 1/2 cup (110g) sugar
- 1 egg, lightly beaten
- 1/4 cup (60ml) low-fat milk
- 1/2 cup mashed banana
Line base and sides of 14cm by 21cm loaf pan with baking paper (or spray with cooking oil)
Combine flour and cinnamon in large bowl and rub in margarine. Stir in sugar, egg, milk, and banana; do not overmix, batter should be lumpy.
Spoon mixture into prepared pan; bake in a hot oven for about 20 minutes or until cooked when tested. (mine took about 35 minutes to cook). Best served just-out-of-the-oven!

So there you have it. Quick, simple banana bread. You can always play around with the recipe a bit by adding walnuts, honey, sultanas or whatever suits your fancy! As you can see I added some sunflower seeds on top.

On another note, I've decided to sell some vintage clothing on Etsy , a fabulous site which sells vintage/handmade goods. Please check out my store! I will be continually adding more clothing in the next few weeks. There are some designer items too ;)

And in other news, last night I saw the movie Julie and Julia which I thought was delightful (i mean the main character has a food blog- we're practically twins!) and I've just started reading "Lunch in Paris" by Elizabeth Bard. Food is overtaking my life! Anyone have a favourite movie/book centered around food? One movie I love is Chocolat, although that may be because it has Johnny Depp...

Hannah x


  1. Great recipe! Banana bread is such a winner. I LOVE Julia & Julia, isn't meryl streep just fabulous?! Chocolat is a favourite. I have to watch Mostly Martha, I have it on dvd from my parents but haven't gotten around to it. I have been wanting to read Lunch in Paris. Is it good?
    Heidi xo