Foods: Nutella Banana Bread

Wednesday, January 2nd 2013. | Food

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This is a recipe which I have had printed out and in my “To Bake Someday” folder, for about two years now.  It is a recipe I found on a little blog called Chef In Training, and I remember it looking really, really tasty.  I often spy things on the net which catch my eye, and I think  I would like to try baking sometime.  I print them out and stick them in a file . . .  and sometimes . . .  I actually DO get around to baking them!

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I had bought a HUGE jar of Nutella a few months back.  What was I thinking???   There is no way I could ever hope to use it all up, unless I use it for extra things like baking.   It tastes really good spread onto malt biscuits . . . but that would be an awful lot of Malt Biscuits . . . it’s a 750g jar!

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So the other day I dug through my recipes and pulled out this banana bread recipe to try out.  It worked out well because I also had a bunch of brown bananas that I had bought before Christmas that just didn’t get eaten.  We’ve both been so unwell through the holidays . . .

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My bread didn’t come out of the oven near as tasty looking as Chef In Trainings did . . . it actually looked rather ugly and I did have to add about 15 minutes time to the baking . . . but wow, cut it open and it more than makes up for it’s ugly surface.  

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That’s kind of like people don’t you think???  Some of the prettiest ones are the ones who aren’t much to look at on the outsides . . . but dig a bit deeper and you’ve found a gem!

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Anyways, it was rather, RATHER tasty sliced and eaten plain . . . but then again, we quite, QUITE like it sliced and spread with softened butter because . . .

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That’s how we roll around here.  In for a penny . . . in for a pound.

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*Nutella Banana Bread*
Makes one medium loaf
Printable Recipe

Your favorite bread swirled with your favorite spread.  What’s not to like about this one?

200g plain flour (2 cups)
3/4 tsp bicarbonate of soda
1/2 tsp salt
4 TBS unsalted butter, softened
190g caster sugar (1 cup)
2 large free range eggs
287g of mashed bananas (1 1/4 cups)
1 tsp vanilla paste
78ml of whole milk (1/3 cup)
145g of nutella (heaped 3/4 cup)

Preheat the oven to 180*C/350*F/ gas mark 5.  Butter an 8 by 4 inch loaf tin and line with baking paper.  Butter the paper.  Set aside

Whisk the flour, soda and salt together in a beaker.  Set aside.

Cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.  Beat in the eggs, one at a time, until thoroughly amalgamated.  Beat in the bananas, milk and vanilla.   Stir in the flour mixture just to moisten. 

Soften the nutella in the microwave for about 20 seconds.   Stir in 1/3 of the batter until well blended.

Alternate the banana and nutella batters in the prepared baking tin.  Swirl together with a chopstick or knife.   Bake for 50 to 60 minutes until well risen and done.  It may seem a bit underdone in the centre, but that’s how it should be.  Allow to cool at least 15 minutes in the pan before tipping out onto a wire rack to finish cooling completely.

Coming up tomorrow . . . some very scrummy Sesame Noodles with Chicken.  Oh my . . .
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