Bananas and honey are great together. This recipe also has the zest of a lemon for that extra yummy factor.
To make this delicious banana and honey tea bread, first make sure you have a suitable loaf tin and greaseproof paper.
You can experiment with different toppings (some suggestions below) - bananas and honey are great combined with nuts (especially pecans, walnuts and hazelnuts) and dried fruits such as coconuts.
You can also experiment by substituting honey for apricot jam or orange marmalade, but of course, it will no longer be honey and banana bread!
450g (1lb) Bananas
90 ml (6 level tablespoons) thick honey
225g (8 oz) Self raising flour
2.5ml (Half a teaspoon) of salt
1.25ml (Quarter of a teaspoon) of freshly grated nutmeg
125g (4 oz) Butter or block margarine
125g (4 oz) Caster sugar
Grated rind of 1 lemon
2 Medium eggs, beaten
Icing (powdered sugar) to decorate
Icing And Coconut
Top with icing and dried coconut shavings or create a honey topping as follows:
Honey Crunch Topping
Gently heat 2 tablespoons of honey and brush over the tea bread.
Sprinkle a couple of teaspoons of rock candy sugar over the top, or crush 6 – 8 sugar cubes and scatter immediately over the top of the loaf.
You could also experiment with few chopped nuts, such as pecans.
This banana and honey tea bread makes a lovely snack, afternoon tea treat, or wrap it in pretty brown paper with a ribbon and present it as a gift (to be eaten immediately of course!)
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