Banana, walnut and chocolate loaf


Serves 10-12
Preparation time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 1 hour 15 minutes
125g (4½oz) Flora Buttery, plus extra for greasing the tin
175g (6oz) soft brown sugar
4 small ripe bananas, mashed
2 medium eggs, beaten
225g (8oz) self-raising flour, sifted
55g (2oz) walnuts, chopped, optional
55g (2oz) white chocolate drops
For the topping:
55g (2oz) each of white and plain chocolate, melted
Preheat the oven at 170°C/150°C fan/325°F/gas 3.
Lightly grease a 1kg (2lb) loaf tin and line with baking paper.
Put all the ingredients in a large mixing bowl then beat until well mixed. Turn into the prepared tin.
Cook in the oven for 1-1¼ hours, until a skewer inserted in the centre comes out clean.
Turn out the loaf and cool on a wire tray. Drizzle with melted chocolate.
Recipe courtesy of The Sunday Express
Tableware featured above are from my Spring collection for Debenhams

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