Get your bake on with this brilliant banana bread recipe
Jessica Ward | 28th April 2020
It’s time to dust off your aprons and raid the fruit basket for those bananas that have lived just a little too long.
We are thrilled to share with all VIVA readers an exclusive banana bread recipe from Buzzy Bee Bakery. The Buzzy Bee sisters have been rushed off their feet since lockdown began, with a cult following amongst foodies all over the UK who have been known to travel far and wide to try out their range of unique cookies, brookies and donuts.
During lockdown, they have had to adapt their business and are now offering a non contact collection service where customers can pick up from Wednesday – Sunday from their bee collection box in Congleton, Cheshire. They have even set up a postal box drop with specific items in either a large or small box. Their latest postal order consisted of 250 boxes and sold out in 6 minutes!
So for those of you who have not been able to order in time, we have the answer for you, by way of an incredibly easy, yet decadent gooey banana bread that will blow you away!
Millie trained as a professional chef at the Leiths Cookery School in London, she then went on to perfect her skills as a Pastry Chef working throughout London, Australia and Cheshire, before taking the leap into entrepreneurial life and setting up Buzzy Bee Bakery in June 2018.
The next stage was for Millie to make her mark at the Artisan Markets, Millie’s success with her loyal customers grew with people travelling far and wide just to sample her brookies, cookies, brownies and donuts. Her viral social media posts, including videos seen on Love Food with over 434,481 amount of views, drew in customers from all over the UK.
Queues were getting longer, markets were selling out faster and Millie’s output was at a maximum – it was now time to bring in some help. In 2019, Millie’s sister Lydia joined the business, bringing her background of Sales and Marketing. The extra pair of hands has allowed Buzzy Bee Bakery to not only create new recipes, but also to focus on the next chapter, as the sisters plan on opening their own bakery and continue to inspire customers taste buds.
Buzzy Bee’s Brilliant Banana Bread Recipe
Plain Flour: 375g
Baking Powder: 5g
3x Ripe Bananas
Brown Sugar: 150g
Caster Sugar: 150g
Melted Butter: 125g
Whole Milk: 125ml
3x Large Eggs
45ml Sunflower Oil
Vanilla Extract: 5g
Mix all the dry ingredients in a mixing bowl
In another bowl mash the bananas, sugar and melted butter together
In a different bowl mix the eggs and milk - use room temp for both
Mix all the wet ingredients together and add to the dry bowl in stages
Pour the mixture in baking tins and add choc chips / Nutella / any extras flavours you'd like
Bake at 160 degrees for 50- 60 minutes, check its done with a skewer, it will come out clean when it's ready