Banana bread with cranberries and walnuts – its the best!
July 19, 2011 in Uncategorized
In case you didn’t know, I’m on a mission to uncover and discover the best recipes for classic baked foods that I love. This is obviously completely subjective, and I am the only judge here, but I know what I like from a lifetime of baking, an intense passion for baked goodies, and a love of bakeries. I am also extremely fussy, worked in the baking industry for nine years and ran my own home baking business for two, so got up close and really personal with this side of the culinary spectrum.
I bake a lot and I hunt recipes on an ongoing and relentless basis. If I overhear in a conversation someone referring to the ‘best cheesecake’ they have ever eaten, or their gran makes the ‘best shortbread’ etc, I will try in any way to unearth and get the recipe handed over. Over the years I have gathered quite a few of these classics, and often find that they are way better than many you will find written by famous celebrity cook book writers.
I bake these recipes, I tweak these recipes, I add things to them that I think are important or leave them exactly as they are, and hopefully get to the place where I can rest my spatula and feel assured that I have discovered the best version of its kind.
This is a very much a ‘work in progress’ project and I have a way to go still. A few are really good but haven’t quite reached THE Keeper spot.
A few of the ‘best of the best’ that I have found:
- white chocolate, cranberry and pecan nut cookie
- my grandmother betty’s crunchies
- then best chocolate chip cookies on the internet
- ultimate chocolate cake
This banana, cranberry and walnut bread is definitely one of those recipes and is so easy to whip up. The only change I would make is to possibly add another banana if I wanted to get more soft textural bits and intense banana flavour. Otherwise its pretty perfect as it is.
Adapted from Bill Grangers recipe from one of his TV shows, this is what you will need to make one loaf:
Recipe on Drizzle and Dip