Honey Banana Bread

Honey Banana Bread


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This bread which I have been making for years uses both fresh yeast and dried. You can find fresh yeast at health food stores.


Serves: 8 

  • 500g strong white flour
  • 30g live yeast
  • 1 teaspoon of dried yeast
  • 1 cup (250ml) warm water
  • 30g butter or margarine
  • 2 tablespoons of honey
  • 2 chopped bananas
  • 1 pinch of salt

Preparation:1hour10min  ›  Cook:35min  ›  Ready in:1hour45min 

  1. Sift flour into a large bowl and and rub in butter until it resembles fine breadcrumbs.
  2. Add both types of yeast to warm water and stir to dissolve.
  3. Make a well in the flour and add the yeast liquid, honey and chopped bananas.
  4. Stir the mixture together until it forms a dough, then knead on a floured surface for 10 minutes.
  5. Place dough in a clean bowl, cover and set aside in a warm place for 30 mins or until doubled in size.
  6. Preheat oven to 200 degrees C and grease a 23x12cm loaf tin.
  7. Knead dough again for 5 - 10 minutes, shape and place in prepared loaf tin.
  8. Bake in preheated oven for 35 mins or until it is hard when you tap it on the bottom.
  9. Cool on a wire rack.

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