Banana Honey Tea Bread
- 1LB bananas
- 4 oz caster sugar
- 8 oz. self-rising flour
- grated lemon rind
- ½ tsp. Salt
- 2 large eggs
- 1.4 tsp. Nutmeg
- 8 tbs. Thick honey
- 4 oz. butter
- 8 sugar cubes (or equivalent) optional
- Grease a 2 lb. Loaf tin.
- Peel the bananas, then mash the flesh using a fork. Mix the flour, salt and nutmeg together. Rub in the butter until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs.
- Stir in sugar, lemon rind, eggs and 6 tbs. Of the honey. Beat well until evenly mixed and then place in loaf pan.
- Bake in the oven at 350 degrees for about 1 ¼ hours, covering lightly if necessary. Test with a toothpick to be sure that it's done.
- Cool slightly, then turn out on to a wire rack to finish cooling. Warm the remaining honey and brush over the tea bread. Crush the sugar cubes and sprinkle over the top of the bread. Goes well with a light, mild liquor tea.
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