Wednesday, 9 April 2014

Nothing like a bit of baking!

One of my friends from up the road popped down on Sunday for a coffee and brought me 5 brown bananas saying 'I was going to throw these away but thought you'd do something with them' - 'Yes J. you're right I can and will do some thing with them' and with a food duty at the sailing club over Easter I knew exactly what - these

Chocolate and banana buns along with chocolate and banana muffins

I have been making chocolate and banana buns for a long time. They should really be a cake, but I find these days buns are so much better as you can freeze them and just take out the number you need. The recipe was a Good Food one but it appears not to be on their site anymore so here it is

100gr plain chocolate melted
150gr unsalted butter (I use Stork as I like the lightness you get)
175gr golden castor sugar
3 eggs, beaten (mine were large)
175gr sr flour
1 level tsp baking powder
25gr coco powder
2 large bananas mashed

Cream sugar and butter till fluffy and pale
Gradually add the eggs, beating well between each addition
Sift flour, baking powder and coco and fold in
Add mashed banana and melted chocolate, mix well
Put into bun cases or 2 x 450gr loaf tins

Bake 180oC fan 160oC/gas 4 for ~ 15mins for the buns or 35-45mins for the loaves

I usually put melted chocolate on the top to finish them off, they will have mini eggs on this time.

The second batch were muffins which had white chocolate chips in. I had been following Jill at Emerald cottage and she had made them with her children here. Most had to be frozen but I did sneak some into the cake tin and took one to work which was delicious. So thank you very much Jill for those, they will definitely be made again.

I do love baking, usually having music blaring out - generally the ipod on shuffle or Radio 2 depending on the time and day. I get a great deal of satisfaction seeing it all on the side before it's all put away.But now I have to put yourselves away, it's WI tonight, so that means early tea which I need to go and start. Macaroni cheese with cauliflower and bacon in it, yum, yum. Till the next time xx


  1. They look delish. Banana muffins are a great way of using up the bananas in the fruit bowl which are past their best.

    1. Hope they will be. Always on the lookout for new recipes to use them up! A


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