December 07, 2013

Banana Bread - Bill Granger (Bill's 香蕉蛋糕)

This recipe Banana Bread from Bill Granger is a keeper. It is easy peasy to prepare and bake. The texture is soft and fine, more to dense but it is moist and so delicious to enjoy it with a cup of hot tea. The topping is a mixed of brown sugar, chopped almonds (i used almond nibs) and cinnamon powder, then its sprinkle onto the bread before sending to bake in the oven. This add extra flavour and  texture to this simple banana bread. 

英语它叫做Banana Bread (香蕉面包)不过它是蛋糕而不是我们认识的面包噢!!
这蛋糕有一层香香脆脆的表面层. 是杏仁角,桂皮粉和黄糖拌均后洒在蛋糕烤的. 味道香级了!!

 Fragrance and crunchy top which will makes you want to have another piece....:p
This is also a very good Christmas treat to give to friends, just wrap it up with a piece of pretty wrapper and a pretty bow :D


Ingredients for the banana bread

Banana Bread 


45 g light soft brown sugar
30 g almonds, chopped (i use almond nibs)
255 ml soured cream (i used 255 ml dairy whip cream and add in 1 Tbsp of lemon juice)
1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
100 g unsalted butter, melted
230 g castor sugar (i used 100 g)
2 medium egg, lightly beaten
250 g plain flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp ground cinnamon
250 g mashed ripe bananas, (about 2 medium bananas) (mine is small bananas, i used about 5 small ones)

To Do:

1) Preheat the oven to 180C/ gas 4. Grease and line two 10 x 18cm loaf tins with baking paper.
2) In a bowl, mix together the brown sugar and almonds and set aside. 
3) In a large mixing bowl, mix together the soured cream and bicarbonate of soda, leave to stand for 5 minutes, then stir in the melted butter, castor sugar and eggs. (Sift the flour, baking powder and cinnamon into other bowl.) Gradually fold into the soured cream mixture, followed by the mashed bananas.
4) Divide the mixture equally between the prepared tins and sprinkle the brown sugar mixture on top. ( i sprinkle only half of the portion of brown sugar and almond nibs) Bake for 1 - 1¼ hours or until a skewer inserted into the centre of each loaf comes out clean. Set aside to cool in the tins for about 20 minutes, then turn out onto a wire rack to cool completely.

And  also 
 submitting this to the "Baby Sumo's Christmas Recipes Collection 2013" hosted by Baby Sumo of Eat Your Heart Out.


  1. I sure would be happy if someone gave this to me as an edible Christmas gift. Thanks so much for linking to my Christmas event! :)

  2. Hi Mui Mui, can't remember when I baked a banana cake. This definitely is good. I like the cinnamon and almond flavour in this cake.

  3. Mui mui,香蕉是我家恐龙最爱,食谱我bookmark了,谢谢哦

  4. Hi Mui Mui, I could imagine the aroma of the banana when the door of your oven is opened. Wondering !

  5. This is a cake to me, definitely not bread and I can smell the fragrant even from my house...

  6. Banana cake, my friend mum favourite... hehe...

  7. this is in my to do list too yum yum... :)

  8. Hi mui mui! I love bananas in any bake. This banana bread will sure be a favorite in my home especially with the crunchy almond topping!

  9. This recipe is so delicious! Glad you tried it out too.

  10. Banana cakes are always welcome in my home!!!! Looks soft and delicious! :)

  11. Looks really delicious...

  12. Hello Mui Mui, going anywhere in this holidays? Your banana cake looks yummy there.

  13. who can resist banana cakes? the king of fruit cakes.. hahaha... u're so right... it'd be a lovely christmas gift away.. maybe i should bake mini loaves out of this

  14. Hi Doreen,

    Planning your Christmas celebration already??? Your moist and nutty banana bread sounds great as a delicious debut for your Christmas celebration :D


  15. Can send some over? :D I'll love a slice of that delicious looking cake of yours! Can see how moist it is from the photos.

  16. Looks very moist and delicious! I love banana bread and can eat it for breakfast or tea everyday! I've never used sour cream before - I would love to try including that next time!

  17. I love banana bread too and this looks so moist and delicious!

  18. This bread looks very good, the kinda of cake that my family like!

  19. somehow, this banana bread made me missing my home for christmas even more......
    nice and comfort!

  20. So long I did not bake a banana cake, this cake sound yummy!

  21. hi doreen, busy with the hols celebration? the bread looks wonderful and would be nice for my breakfast now :)

  22. Hi Mui Mui, very moist and soft banana bread, it look wonderful.

    Have a nice week ahead.

  23. Muito bom, preciosa combinação de sabores.

    ♬♪ ⋱ ⋮ ⋰
    ♬♪ ⋯ ✰ ⋯
    ♬♪ ⋰ ⋮ ⋱

    O dia mais doce e luminoso do ano está se aproximando... que a esperança de fazer o bem ao próximo se renove em nossos corações a cada dia que falta!...
    Boa quinta-feira.


  24. Hi Doreen,

    I have not heard from you for a while... I guess you must be busy :D

    Wishing you and your family a Merry Christmas and Happy 2014!!!


  25. Doreen aka dearest Mui mui,
    Here wishing you and your family a very merry Christmas. Have a great weekend too.

  26. It's been a while since I've baked banana bread :P Your banana bread certainly looks wonderful ! I love those small bananas that you used , much sweeter than the big ones that we usually use :D

    Doreen , wishing you and your family a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year !

  27. Hi Mui Mui, Merry Christmas to you and family. Have a nice holiday. Regards.


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