Browned butter banana bread

    Browned butter banana bread

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    About this recipe: It has taken me a while to perfect my banana bread recipe but I think browning the butter really adds a whole new flavour dimension. Enjoy it warm, fresh from the oven.

    Ingredients
    Makes: 1 loaf

    • 115g butter
    • 3 very ripe bananas
    • 55g brown sugar
    • 50g caster sugar
    • 1 egg
    • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
    • 200g plain flour
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons bicarbonate of soda
    • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon (optional)
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg (optional)

    Method
    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:50min  ›  Ready in:1hr5min 

    1. Melt butter in a small saucepan over medium heat; bring to a low simmer and cook, stirring frequently, until butter is browned, fragrant and foamy, with brown bits in it, about 5 to 10 minutes. Set aside to cool to room temperature, about 15 minutes. The measured amount of browned butter should be about 80ml; reserve remaining browned butter for another use.
    2. Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Grease a 1 lb loaf tin.
    3. Mash bananas in a large bowl; stir in brown sugar, caster sugar, egg, vanilla extract and browned butter.
    4. Whisk flour, bicarbonate of soda, cinnamon and nutmeg together in a bowl. Fold flour mixture into banana mixture just until all ingredients are moistened; pour into the prepared loaf tin.
    5. Bake in the preheated oven until a skewer inserted near the centre of the loaf comes out clean, about 45 minutes.

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