Happy Friday Everybody
Sometimes I like to get into the kitchen to try a recipe I’ve found, or just experiment and see what happens. In this post, I thought I’d share my recipe for a delicious peach and banana bread with a sweet lemon flavoured icing. This loaf tastes so good, and is delicious with some fresh cream or ice-cream on the side. Or even with a spread of butter alongside a cup of tea. And it’s really easy to make, so no stressing involved. Here’s how it’s done:
You will need:
200g of banana (about 3 medium size ones)
200g of peach slices (tinned in syrup, rather than fresh)
180g of butter
180g of brown Sugar
1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
250g of plain flour
3 teaspoons of baking powder
1 teaspoon of salt
100g of icing sugar
Juice of one medium sized lemon
Preheat the oven to 180℃
Firstly, tip your peach slices into a strainer, to remove the syrup (save some though, as you will need it later). Place the peach slices into a bowl with the banana and mash them. Then leave this to the side for now.
Place the butter and brown sugar in a bowl and cream together until they are fully combined. Mix in the 3 eggs, vanilla extract, flour, baking powder, and salt until it all combines into a smooth, golden mixture.
For the next step, stir in the mashed banana and peach you left aside earlier. Line a 900g loaf tin with some baking parchment, and pour the mixture into it. Bang it in the oven, and leave it to bake for 40-45 minutes.
While that’s in the oven, you can turn your attention to the lemon icing. It’s optional, as the bread is just as nice on its own, but I think it gives a nice citrusy flavour to it as well. Get as much juice out of the lemon as possible, and place it in a bowl in the icing sugar, and one table spoon of the syrup from the peaches you saved earlier. Mix them together until they form a sticky, almost glue like consistency. Leave in the fridge while you wait for the bread to bake.
Once the loaf is baked, remove it from the oven, leave it in the tin on the countertop to cool for 20-25 minutes. Then take it out of the tin and remove the baking parchment, and leave the bread to cool completely on a wire rack.
Once it has cooled completely, drizzle the icing over the top, serve and enjoy!