Baking across the miles !



Well what a few weeks, living the dream NOT ! Weather, floods, landslides, bureaucracy, hospitals, banks – Enough is enough, Basta Ya !

It’s Friday & I need that Friday feeling, and that means creating comfort and all things sugar & spice.  My trusty Banana, Walnut & choccie bread is on order, filling La Rosilla, with aromas good enough to calm the most stressed soul.  Whilst baking in the oven, & stirring rumbles in my tum, I tweeted my doings, and a twiend @mosscottagebnb replied ‘have a go at my recipe’.  I perused said recipe, and it confirmed Bill & I had very similar tastes & recipes, mine a little more thrown together, well It’s Friday after all, but I’m sure the outcome just as delish.

While browsing Bills blog – I came across his Shortbread recipe, so easy I thought I have to have a go – So it’s in the oven as I type, and Bill is making some too some 1560 miles away in my old hometown of Stratford -upon- Avon, it’s my first attempt so fingers crossed , A little taste of home 🙂

Banana, walnut & chocolate loaf recipe

Banana, Walnut & Choccie Bread (Well more like a tea loaf / cake – you know what I mean )

Prepare a loaf tin with greaseproof paper

preheat oven 160 degrees

200 g SR flour

125 g sugar

handful of mixed fruit

handful of chopped walnuts

handful of chunks of dark choc or choc drops

2 eggs

3 very ripe bananas mashed up

grating of lemon rind

100g butter.

  • Cream sugar and butter together
  • add eggs one at a time until combined
  • add mixed fruit and lemon rind, stir
  • fold in sifted flour
  • stir in walnuts & choc

Bake in the oven 50 mins to 1 hour, until golden & risen and a skewer come out clean.

Allow to cool, or if like me eat when warn out of the oven, before others get their hands on it 😉

How lovely to share recipes with from afar but for now – TGIF











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