Banana and lemon tea loaf recipe

Kath P sent us this delicious recipe for banana and lemon tea loaf, which we thought we’d share with you on the blog.

You’re probably all fed up with pancakes today, so this should make a welcome change!

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115g (4oz) sunflower margarine

115g (4oz) light soft brown sugar

2 medium eggs

225g (8oz) self-raising flour

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

3 medium bananas

finely grated zest of 1 lemon

175g (6oz) sultanas

Cooking instructions:

1. Preheat oven to 180°C/350°F/gas mark 4. Grease and line a 900g (2lb) loaf tin.

2. Put margarine, sugar, eggs, flour and baking powder in a bowl. Beat together using an electric mixer until thoroughly mixed.

3. Peel and mash bananas. Add to cake mixture with lemon zest and beat until well mixed. Stir in sultanas, mixing well.

4. Spoon mixture into tin and level the surface. Bake in oven for 1-11/4 hours, until risen, golden brown and just firm to the touch. Turn out onto a wire rack and cool.

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