Patricia shows you how to make a delicious home-made banana bread.

She pairs it with In Dreams by Roy Orbeson.

Photo credit: BeckmansBakery



  • 100 g sultanas 2 large eggs
  • 75 mls burbon or dark rum (I used brandy) 175 g plain flour
  • 4 very ripe bananas (300 g without skin) 60 g chopped walnuts
  • 2 teasps. baking powder 1 teasp. vanilla extract
  • ½ teasp. bicarb of soda 150g sugar
  • ½ teasp. salt 125 g unsalted butter, melted



  • Put sultanas and alcohol into a saucepan and bring to the boil. Remove from heat and leave
    for about 1 hour or until sultanas have absorbed most of the liquid.
  • Preheat the oven to 170 degrees/gas mark 3.
  • Put the flour, baking powder, bicarb and salt into a bowl and mix. In a separate bowl mix
    melted butter, and sugar and beat until blended, beat in the eggs one at a time, then the
    mashed bananas, followed by the drained sultanas, walnuts and vanilla.
  • Add the flour mixture, 1/3 at a time, stirring well after each bit.
  • Into a 23 by 13 by 7 cm loaf buttered and floured (or with a paper insert) pour in the mixture.
  • Bake for 1-1 ½ hours in the middle of the oven or until a skewer comes out clean.