Toasted Banana Bread

Toasted Banana Bread

Oct 21, 2023

Toasted Banana Bread
with vanilla cream cheese raspberries & honey

Toasted banana bread is another of our guilty pleasures. It is sweet so I like to slather it in salted butter. On weekends we mix up cream cheese and vanilla and serve with scarlet raspberries and a drizzle of honey. It is one of the prettiest brunch dishes.

  • Grease a 900g loaf tin. Preheat oven to 180C/Gas4/350F. SERVES8
  • Cream the butter and sugar in a food mixer or by hand until pale. Beat in eggs, banana, vanilla. Fold in dry ingredients.
  • Pour into the tin and bake for 30-40 minutes until a skewer inserted in the centre comes out clean.
  • Mix the cream cheese, icing sugar and vanilla together until smooth.
  • Toast the slices of banana bread on a tray under the grill on both sides. Watch it carefully as it is sugary it can turn black quickly. Spread with cream cheese and scatter over about 8 raspberries on each slice. Zig zag over some drizzly honey.

For the bread

  • 125g unsalted butter, softened 325g caster sugar 2 eggs, beaten
  • 3 bananas, very ripe andblack
  • 1⁄4 tsp vanilla bean paste 250g plain flour
  • 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 1⁄2 tsp salt
  • 1⁄2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp ground allspice
  • 1⁄2 cup buttermilk

For serving

  • 4 slices banana bread, cut into B thick slices
  • 200g cream cheese
  • 1/8 tsp vanilla bean paste
  • 2 tbsp icing sugar
  • 1 punnet of raspberries
  • 75g runny honey

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