So after our visit back to the UK, staying with a friend in Devon and then lots of travelling back and forth, then back to work for a week-we have had a very lazy weekend! We have been sorting through things ready for Christmas time, present making, cooking and baking!
So this weekend we did some experiments: We made a banana, honey, chocolate and praline bread (great success!), an apple and cinnamon cake (heavy but good with cream or custard!) and Michael made a feta, sundried tomato, bacon and pesto pasta dish-very tasty!
recipe for the Banana Bread included-very easy and you can change what ever ingredients you want-chuck in a handful of dried fruit or nuts, take out the chocolate, add some spices anything! enjoy baking!
Banana, Chocolate, Praline and Honey bread:
Similar to the bog standard banana bread but a few extras added. (used to make one small loaf tins worth).
-1 ripe and squishy banana
-1 teaspooon honey
-1 teaspoon baking powder (half this if in alpine regions!!??!!)
-3 table spoons cocoa powder
-As much chocolate praline as you want! Dark chocolate chunnks work well too!
-Preheat oven to 180’c.
-Weigh the eggs then add to mixing bowl. What ever the weight of the eggs are-add the same amount of flour, sugar and butter to the bowl.
-Stir well, add the banana (cut up), baking powder, cocoa powder and the honey and stir.
-Finally add the praline (broken up into pieces). Stir again then empty into a loaf tin (lined with grease proof paper).
-place in middle of the oven and bake for approx. 45 minutes-test with knife in middle to see if done-give extra 15 minutes if needed!
Leave to cool, out turn from tin, slice and enjoy a chunk with lots of hot custard or chocolate sauce YUM!!