Learning how to bake: Banana Bread


Have you ever just had the urge to be good at something that you are simply horrible at? Well, for me that is baking. I cannot bake, like, at all. I am nervous every time I come to try it, it is an art, and I am not an artist. I am too heavy handed and blasé about it all. So, this is it, I am determined to get this. By the end of the year I will be able to have at least one dish that I can bake well consistently.

So I am starting a review process. Every time I bake, I will photograph it, taste it, review it and correct my mistakes. Here are my notes.

The Attempt: Banana Bread


Recipe: https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/brilliant-banana-loaf

Did I follow the recipe: no…

Texture: good

Moisture: very moist

Decoration: not needed

Taste: I really enjoyed it, more cakey than loaf though


So it was not cooked in the time the recipe suggested, in fact it took twice as long. I really enjoyed the flavour but Jon said that it wasn’t a banana loaf it was a banana cake, so we made a few adjustments and tried again. The next time was more to Jon’s taste but I prefer this recipe. Here is the other recipe we used.


What have you been baking during lockdown? Let me know in the comments below. 

Until next time.


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6 thoughts on “Learning how to bake: Banana Bread

  1. My nanna who was better at baking than I will ever be always said bake everything for longer on a low heat. I think most of us are too used to putting everything in the oven at 200° for 20 minutes. ☺️ We had banana bread this week too, such a treat with a cup of tea. X

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  2. I used to love baking banana bread / cake, in fact it was one of my first bakes besides cupcakes. I love the look of this one – it came out well.

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