No afternoon tea is complete without cake : apple and banana walnut bread
So easy to bake that even I can’t mess this up
Another blogger suggested I try baking an apple bread as I didn’t know what to do with all the apples my brother-in-law gave us (read about that story here).
It doesn’t help that I’m really not a confident baker; as someone who measures ingredients mostly by splashes and dashes, the precision required in baking goes against my Swedish chef-style tendencies… (Swedish chef image from stockholmchurch.wordpress.com). My brothers will attest to that as I was the only one in home economics class who made rock cakes that almost broke their teeth.
However, I was determined to put these lovely apples to good use and this recipe seemed easy enough to follow. I however couldn’t resist tweaking it slightly to include bananas and walnuts (my current food obsession).
What’s interesting about this recipe is that it has a separate topping which gives the super-moist bread a crisp and crunchy top.
I’m using the loaf tin my mother-in-law gave us, which I’ve loved since the first time I saw it as it’s in blinging gold! It’s the first time I’ve used this loaf tin and it was perfect for this recipe.
Do I think the recipe worked? Hell yeah!
It’s one of the best cakes I’ve made and it’s not too sweet but is super moist and super moreish.
I’d made this cake with the intention of bringing some to work tomorrow for my colleagues but after giving some to my neighbour and trying it with the bigmonster, it’s already disappearing fast. It doesn’t help that my husband keeps insisting that I’m terrible at slicing it cleanly so he has to ‘straighten the edges’. I don’t know if I’ll actually have enough for tomorrow – that’s how quickly this cake is being devoured. If you’d like to make it, click here for the recipe.
Have a brilliant week ahead.
Lots of love