July 8, 2013

Banana and pear bread

Over the past few days I have been watching the last two bananas in the fruit bowl slowly change colour. At this stage the only choice they have is the bin or in a cake.

Luckily for the bananas I have a sweet tooth so cake it is!

2 ripe bananas roughly chopped
2 pears roughly chopped
2 cups self raising flour
1 tbsp baking powder
2 eggs
1 cup brown sugar
150gm melted butter
1/2 cup milk
1 tsp cinnamon

1. Grease and line a bread tin. Preheat oven to 180 degrees Celsius.
2. Roughly chop banana and pear into 2cm squares.
3. Add melted butter and brown sugar to a bowl, mix.
4. Add eggs and mix. 
5. Sift flour and baking powder into the mixture and stir.
6. Add the milk.
7. Fold the bananas and pears into the mixture, once combined fold into the prepared tin.
8. Place the tin into the oven and cook for 45 - 50 minutes.
9. Allow to stand for 10 min, serve warm with butter and cream or at room temperature.