LIFESTYLE NEWS - South Africans are continuing to find creative ways to keep themselves entertained through the lockdown.
One major trend on social media seems to be baking – and banana bread is coming out tops.
Banana bread makes great comfort food, and it’s a wonderful way to get the kids involved in the preparation, baking and cleaning.
This recipe substitutes having to use too many bananas with Rhodes Quality pear halves, adding a twist to traditional banana bread.
1 x 410 g can Rhodes Quality pear halves in syrup, drained
170g brown sugar
80ml vegetable oil
170g cake flour
1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
3 bananas, ripe
- Beat together the eggs and sugar until pale and thick.
- Whisk in the oil and the milk.
- Sift together the flour and bicarbonate of soda and add to the batter, beating until well mixed.
- Coarsely mash the bananas with a fork and beat into the batter.
- Spoon the batter into a loaf pan or tins that have been greased with non-stick spray and lined with baking paper.
- Slice the pears into thin, even slices and place decoratively on the top of the batter.
- Bake the banana bread in an oven that has been preheated to 170°C for 45 minutes (20 minutes if you are baking in smaller tins or muffin trays) or until the loaf is golden and well risen.
- Remove the loaf from the pan or tins and allow to cool before slicing.