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Coconut Banana Loaf   Veg CD  CBF  85mins


Makes 1 x 22x5cm/9x5 inch loaf     Cold  Vegetarian Fruit  Nuts  Cakes Baked Fayre



200g/7oz Self Raising Flour

50g/2oz Desiccated (flaked) Coconut

A pinch Salt

50g/2oz Chopped Walnuts

125g/5oz Maraschino Cherries, chopped

2 Eggs

200g/7oz Caster Sugar

100g/4oz Butter, melted

225g/8oz Bananas, mashed

1/2 teasp Almond Extract




1. Preheat the oven to 190C, 350F, Gas Mark 4 and lightly grease a 22x5cm/9x5 inch loaf tin. In a large mixing bowl, mix together the flour, coconut, salt, chopped walnuts, and cherries. Set aside.


2. In another mixing bowl, beat the eggs until light and frothy then add the sugar and melted butter and mix well.


3. Stir in mashed banana and extract then add the flour mixture and stir just to combine. Spoon into the prepared loaf tin and bake for 1 hour or until a toothpick inserted in the centre comes out clean.


4. Leave to stand for 10 minutes before removing from the tin. Cool on a wire rack.





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Bake - To cook in an enclosed oven

Beat To introduce air into a mixture using a utensil such as a wooden spoon, fork or whisk, in order to achieve a lighter texture.

Cream - to - The process where sugar and softened butter are beaten together with a wooden spoon, until the mixture is light, pale and well blended. This process may also be carried out with a hand held mixer or in a food processor.

Rub in -  The incorporation of fat into flour.  Butter is cubed then gently rubbed between the thumb and forefinger, lifting the mixing at the same time, until the fat is fully incorporated and the mixture resembles breadcrumbs.

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Wire Rack


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