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My banana loaf went wrong :(

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ellesabe Sat 06-Aug-11 18:19:59

It had over an hour in the oven so presumably cooked through but didn't rise at all! It tastes okay and my 8 month old gobbled a whole piece but I'm not sure if I can still freeze and defrost it for her another day...what do we think? Also, why didn't it rise? Maybe I used too much banana...

UselessForeskinHiddenSurgeon Sun 07-Aug-11 05:42:29

One of two issues. #1 not enough baking soda. or more likely... #2 mixture not beaten enough. hope this helps.

UselessForeskinHiddenSurgeon Sun 07-Aug-11 05:44:17

how many fruit did you use? where they ripe? a little over-ripe tends to work better but unripe fruit can be used by adding a little more sugar. sorry about the user name. just been posting about circumcision related issues. to cut or not to cut, tee hee.

PrettyCandles Sun 07-Aug-11 06:15:39

If it's fine to eat then I'm sure it would be fine to slice up and freeze.

I have no luck with banana cakes/bread. Either they don't rise, or they have an awful, dense, rubbery texture, or both!

KellyKettle Sun 07-Aug-11 10:49:49

Oh I was just about to make a banana loaf but I have no bicarb - is it a bad idea to attempt it without?

KellyKettle Sun 07-Aug-11 15:35:31

Used self raising flour and chocolate chips. All round success!

Shazzystar Mon 08-Aug-11 11:55:50

I would highly recommend this recipe:

We've made it several times and it always turns out fantastic!

Evlury Sat 13-Aug-11 17:39:24

Google Avoca banana bread for a scrummy recipe; so moist and sweet. Pecans are specified but I leave these out and it's still delish!

Wallace Sat 13-Aug-11 17:42:14

I use the recipe on here. No bicarb.

hermioneweasley Sat 13-Aug-11 17:44:54

It's not supposed to rise unless you use self raising flour and other raising agents. Classic receipes are dense, so it sounds like it you got it right

Wallace Sat 13-Aug-11 17:45:10

This one.

Perfect every time.

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