Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Banana Carrot Walnut Bread


250g butter, softened
325g caster sugar
4 eggs
230g self-raising flour
230g plain flour
1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
2 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup mashed banana
1 cup coarsely grated carrot
1 cup chopped toasted walnuts
50ml orange juice
zest of 1 orange


  • Preheat oven to 160 degrees C.
  • Grease and line 2 loaf pans (23 x 13 x 7 cm).
  • Cream butter, vanilla extract and sugar with electric mixer until light and fluffy.
  • Add eggs, one at a time and beat until combined.
  • Stir in the banana, grated carrot, zest and orange juice together with the sifted dry ingredients and chopped walnuts in two additions.  Stir to combine.
  • Spread mixture evenly into prepared pans.  
  • Bake in moderate oven for about 50 minutes.
  • Stand for about 5 minutes in the pan before turning onto a wire rack to cool.
  • Serve buttered if desired.

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