A quick and easy extra fruit banana bread recipe for the family (or your co-workers!) to enjoy. You can also use apples, or blueberries as one of the layers.
150g unsalted butter (plus a bit extra for greasing)
100g soft brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
200g self raising flour
1 teaspoon cinnamon (plus extra for dusting)
1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 bananas, mashed
120g sour cream
1 pear, ripe, sliced
2 plums, ripe, stone removed, sliced
Preheat the oven to 180C/160 fan/gas 5. Grease the inside of a loaf tin with a little butter and line with a sheet of baking paper.
Using an electric whisk, beat the butter with the sugar, eggs and vanilla.
Sift in the dry ingredients and stir with a metal spoon. Stir in the mashed bananas and sour cream.
Add one third of the mixture to the loaf tin and spread out using the back of a spoon. Next, add a layer of pear. Then a further third of the mixture followed by a layer of plum. Add the rest of the mixture and flatten the top. Dust with a little extra cinnamon.
Bake the loaf for 1 hour. Leave the cake to cool in the tin for ten minutes before carefully taking it out to cool on a wire rack. Serve when warm or cold with extra fruit on the side. .
Recipe by Ren Behan - Author Wild Honey and Rye at http://www.renbehan.com/2013/11/fruitdrop-pear-plum-banana-bread.html