Monday, September 27, 2010

Banana Blueberry Bread

26 September 2010 - Banana Blueberry Bread

This recipe is one of the easiest to make. You do not need an electric mixer. Just a large bowl and a spatula to mix in the ingredients and you are good to go.

This is one of the few recipes which I follow using the self-raising flour. Normally I use all-purpose flour. After the easy-to-follow and simple instructions, my batter was put into the oven.

My oven as usual needed slightly longer baking time than stated in the recipe. The top was slightly golden brown and you can see some of the blueberry and banana pieces on top. ( blueberries did not sink to the bottom of the bread!)

Another thing though. Because this recipe yields such a small loaf, so it did not rise as high as I would like it too. Nothing wrong with the recipe, just that next time I will be sure to double everything, or maybe I will bake two loafs at the same time ;)

Well, look at the moist and crumbly loaf? You can feel the overall banana taste and yet there are some banana pieces you can bite onto. And no need to say, those blueberries are simple excellent.

Have I ever mentioned that I love blueberries in my bake? I don't like blueberry that much when eat off-hand, but they are certainly one of my favourite fruits when it comes to baking.

Recipe: Banana Blueberry Bread (copied from Happy Home Baking)


(makes one loaf)

185g self-raising flour

20g butter

80g sugar

1 egg, lightly beaten

60ml low fat milk
(I used full cream milk)
1/2 cup mashed banana, about 2 (I used 4 medium-sized bananas)

1/2 cup fresh blueberries

  1. Preheat oven to 180 degree C. Grease 14cm x 20cm loaf pan; line base with parchment paper.
  2. Working over a bowl, toss the blueberries with about 1 ~ 2 teaspoon of flour in a sieve, and set aside. Coating the blueberries with flour helps to keep them from sinking to the bottom of the muffins as they bake.
  3. Sift flour into a mixing bowl, rub in the butter with fingertips.
  4. Stir in sugar, egg, milk and mashed bananas. Do not over mix, the batter should be lumpy. Gently stir in blueberries and spoon mixture into loaf pan.
  5. Bake for 30 mins or until skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean.
  6. Remove from oven, let cool for a few mins. Unmold and leave to cool completely.

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