Banana and raisin loaf

Banana and raisin loaf

Serves: 6-8

140g butter, softened, plus extra for greasing the tin

140g demerara sugar 2 large free range eggs 140g self-raising flour 1 teaspoon baking powder

2 very ripe bananas, mashed 1OOg raisins

• Preheat the oven to 160°C fan/170°C/gas mark 3.

• Butter a loaf tin and line the base and sides with baking parchment.

• Cream the softened butter and demerara sugar until light and fluffy, then add the eggs and beat.

• Add the flour and baking powder and mix until completely blended and the mixture is smooth.

• Add the mashed bananas and raisins then continue to blend for another moment.

• Pour the mixture into the prepared tin and bake for around 50 minutes or until the loaf is cooked .

• Assess the loaf by testing it with a skewer. (It ought to be able to be inserted and removed cleanly.)

• Cool the loaf in the tin for 10 minutes, then turn it out on to a wire rack.

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