Dark beer adds a unique twist to this recipe. You may substitute raisins or currants for the dates if you wish.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease two 9x5-inch loaf pans.
In a large bowl, mix the brown sugar, banana, eggs, and vanilla. For moister bread, add oil, if desired.
In a separate bowl, sift together 3 cups flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, all spice, cardamom, and cloves. Alternately blend the flour mixture and beer into the banana mixture.
Toss the walnuts with the remaining flour. Stir in the dates and ginger to the mixture and blend well. Pour into two loaf pans.
Bake in preheated oven until inserted toothpick inserted into the center of each loaf comes out clean, about 1 hour.
Per Serving: 246 calories; protein 3.9g; carbohydrates 44g; fat 6.6g; cholesterol 15.5mg; sodium 214.2mg.
The best flavour of the flour could make a real difference to your bread. Different makers do vary. Great taste or Canadian flours, which are naturally higher in gluten, may give you a best rise than standard dough flours – especially if you’re make wholemeal bread , which doesn’t always getting bigger as well as clear bread.
To make this in a breadmaker , add all the menus to your breadmaker and follow the manufacturer’s instructions.
A bread first rising can be make in the fridge 24 hours . This slows down the time it takes to rise to double its size, giving it a deeper flavour. It’s also a great timesaver , as you can work it night before , then finish it off the next day.