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Banana, Cranberry & Honey Loaf

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There should be a banana bread for every season.  In spring, with it’s fresh mornings, bright evenings and new blooms, banana bread should be kept pure and simple.  Rich in flavour, dense in texture and a celebration of the pure banana experience.  In summer you want to kick it up a notch by flinging in some pineapple and shredded coconut, or a burst of citrus with lime juice and zest, or a generous handful of summer berries to add some summertime sass to your favourite banana loaf recipe.

By the time Autumn rolls around you’re through with fruit and salad and any pretence at healthy snacks, you want indulgent treats to help you suffer the wind, rain and ever darkening days.  The only answer?  NUTELLA!  Yes, the autumn banana bread must surely contain a substantial swirl of my favourite thing to come out of a jar.  Some sort of peanut butter concoction would also be perfect, just don’t forget the chocolate chips. (more…)

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Coconut Lime Loaf

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When I came across this recipe for coconut loaf it was like a revelation.  I mean, coconut…in loaf form.  What could be better?  Possibly nothing but that didn’t stop me tampering with the recipe a little bit.

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Coconut and lime.  These two flavours really do spell summer, don’t they? As we are slap bang in the middle of summer I can think of no reason not to make this recipe.  My favourite way to enjoy this loaf is toasted, topped with a little butter and raspberry jam.  The smell of it toasting, lovely.

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This loaf is quite dense, and not as moist as a banana loaf, which is why I think it benefits from being toasted.  It takes a good hour to cook, so I would recommend covering it with tin foil after about 40 minutes to make sure the top doesn’t get too overdone.  The crust will be quite substantial though, but its contrasting texture  is one of the best qualities.

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