Gather Experience - Online Bake Along
Time & Location
About The Event
Master this antipodean favourite with a unique recipe and friendly group of Gather crew.
We'll send out a list of ingredients (with options for gluten and dairy alternatives) in advance with your free Zoom link.
This recipe is a favourite in our household, caramelising the bananas for a beautifully rich banana bread.
As always, this will be a fun and social event where you'll be able to chat with your fellow Gather crew. So whether this is your first event or you're a regular at Gather, we're sure you'll enjoy yourself.
Aprons at the ready, see you soon!
What will I need?
An antipodean brunch classic or a generally wonderful accompaniment to a hot cuppa any time of day. This is a family twist on what became one of lockdown’s heroes. In this recipe we, in a sense, caramelise the bananas and frankly, I’m not sure why you’d do it any other way. Prove me wrong -
• 140g butter, plus a little extra for the tin
• 70g caster sugar
• 70g soft brown sugar*
• 2 large eggs, beaten
• 140g self-raising flour, sieved**
• 1 tsp baking powder
• 2 very ripe bananas (you can freeze these in advance if you’re worried about ripeness timing, just pop them on the bench to defrost the night before)
*You can use all caster sugar if that’s all you have to hand but I prefer the richness and colour you get from using the two.
** Add an extra 2tsp baking powder if you only have plain flour.
• Walnuts, chopped
• Crème fraiche
• Orange zest, just a little for garnishing purposes.
If you were wanting to make a vegan or egg-free version, please replace the egg with your preferred baking equivalent. Some people have tried this by adding an extra banana.
I have made this with an olive spread (butter replacement) before and it works well. Given we are melting the butter in this recipe, I suspect coconut oil or similar would work too – replacement ratio 1:1. If you were opting for olive oil, replacement ratio 3:4.
My recommendation for this recipe would be buckwheat flour but if you’ve a preferred alternative, go with it!
• Frying pan or wok. Anything that you can use to melt and hold all your butter, sugar and bananas. The wider the better, to get the heat evenly across your mix.
• Loaf or cake tin.
• Some baking paper.