Banana Bread

B2

It has always baffled me why this is called banana bread, when it is so obviously a cake. I guess it’s an excuse to eat cake for breakfast – the fact that it’s called ‘bread’ (I’ve even seen it spread with butter) making this somehow ok. Loaf cakes always take a frustrating amount of time to bake (patience is not one of my strong points..) and its always a difficult balance between cooking it all the way through and not burning the top.

B1

I used coconut oil instead of butter here, as I made it for a friend who is marginally obsessed with coconuts and not eating dairy at the moment. This makes the cake slightly lighter, and adds a pleasing coconut taste, which goes well with the date syrup.

B3

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