The Beez Neez of Banana Bread

I use this recipe all the time with one secret ingredient... Tamarillo when available (I replace half a banana with 3 or 4 Tamarillos which are prepared by scooping out the centres into a bowl including seeds etc mashing them up and add to the wet mixture below

2 cups self raising flour

3/4 tsp bicarb soda

1/3 cup brown sugar

1/4 tsp ground cinnamon

pinch salt

4 over ripe bananas( or 3 and half bananas + 4 Tamarilos)

2 eggs

1/3 cup Maple Syrup

70g melted butter

1/2 cup sour cream

Preheat Oven to 180 C or 160 if fan forced

Grease a loaf tin and line with baking paper

Sift all the dry ingredients into a large bowl.

Mash bananas into a medium bowl and add all wet ingredients mixing well.

Make a well in the sifted dry ingredients and add all of the wet mixture

Mix throughly and pour into loaf tin

Bake for 50 -60 minutes

Check that loaf is cooked by inserting a skewer into the middle and check that iy comes out dry

Remove from oven and stand for 10 minutes in the tin

Loosen up the loaf and turn out onto a rack

- Bay of Plenty Times

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