Banana and walnut loaf with brown sugar butter

Prep time: 20 minutes

Cooking time: 50 minutes

Difficulty: Moderate

Makes 1 loaf, 10 slices

Banana and walnut loaf with brown sugar butter

A perfect tea-time treat!

Ingredients

250g self-raising flour
Pinch salt
½ tsp ground cinnamon
100g butter, cut into 1cm cubes
125g WHITWORTHS DARK SOFT BROWN SUGAR
75g raisins
75g walnuts, roughly chopped
2 large ripe bananas
1 large egg
3-4 tblsp milk
1 tblsp WHITWORTHS FINE DEMERARA SUGAR
100g butter, softened
25g WHITWORTHS LIGHT SOFT BROWN SUGAR

Preparation method

Preheat the oven to 180°C C/ Gas Mark 4.

Lightly grease and line a 1 lb loaf tin with baking paper.

Sift the flour, salt and cinnamon into a large mixing bowl, add the cubes of butter and rub into the mixture until it resembles fine breadcrumbs.

Add the WHITWORTHS DARK SOFT BROWN sugar, raisins and walnuts and mix well.

In another bowl mash the bananas, add the egg and 1 tblsp milk, mix well and pour over the dry mixture. Beat thoroughly until you have a dropping consistency (so that it falls off the spoon quite easily), add the remaining milk if necessary.

Spoon the mixture into the prepared tin, sprinkle the WHITWORTHS FINE DEMERARA sugar over the top and bake in a preheated oven for 45-50 minutes, or until a skewer inserted into the cake comes out clean.

 

Brown sugar butter

Place the butter and WHITWORTHS LIGHT SOFT BROWN SUGAR in a bowl and using a fork mix until combined. Serve slices of the banana and walnut bread generously spread with the brown sugar butter.

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