Quarantine Recipes: April Bloomfield’s Banana Bread

One factor that hasn’t modified throughout the COVID-19 pandemic is the necessity to eat. Staying residence will seemingly encourage some to good their culinary expertise whereas these much less skilled cooks would possibly try to crack open a cookbook for the primary time.

To give you some kitchen inspiration, Fashionable Farmer is asking prime cooks what they’ve been cooking whereas staying remoted. This week we heard from British chef April Bloomfield, who shared her recipe for banana bread.

Chef April Bloomfield. Photograph by Melanie Dunea

Banana bread is ideal for utilizing leftovers. Possibly you might have a number of completely different nuts you have to discover a residence for, or occasionally like me you purchase a bunch of bananas hoping to eat one a day and extra seemingly than not forgetting. So, if you end up with some very previous blackened bananas whereas in isolation, don’t beat your self up that you just didn’t get round to consuming them; this recipe is ideal for older, riper bananas.

If you happen to don’t have banana, strive a distinct sort of fruit like apple. Simply grate, then squeeze the juice from the apple and substitute the burden of apple for banana, and bang you might have apple bread! And, if you happen to don’t have sufficient of 1 nut, put in a combination of nuts.

I’ve additionally made this recipe and forgot to place within the baking soda and it turned out simply pretty much as good, albeit barely extra dense, however simply as moist and scrumptious!

Right here’s what you’ll want:

2 x loaf pans
Buttered and floured
Cook dinner at 350 for 40- 50 minutes 

500g x Ripe Bananas
115g x Unsalted Butter ( room temperature )
225g x Tremendous High quality Sugar
2 x Entire Eggs
2 x Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
230g x Buttermilk
250g x AP Flour
7g x Salt
6g x Baking Soda
100g x Sliced Almonds ( saving 30gs for the highest )

In a bowl, sieve all of the dry substances and put aside.

Slice one of the crucial agency bananas and put aside on a plate. Mush the remainder of the bananas, however don’t go loopy as they’ll break down within the mixer!

Within the bowl of your mixer, place the tender butter and sugar. Combine this combination with a paddle till creamy. Each every now and then, scrape down the edges with a spatula.  As soon as the butter and sugar has creamed, add an egg separately, ensuring every egg is absolutely integrated earlier than including the subsequent. As soon as the combination is clean and fluffy, scrape down the bowl with a spatula add the buttermilk and vanilla extract. Mix on low and add the mushed bananas, flour combine and three/four of almonds.  Cease the machine as soon as it appears mixed. Divide the batter into the loaf pans after which divide the sliced bananas and almonds excessive of every batter. Place right into a preheated oven for 40-50 minutes or when a cake tester comes out clear. Let it cool for 10 minutes on a rack then flip loaves out onto rack. Hold recent in a bread field or your favourite cake tin.


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