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Banana cherry & coconut loaf

With Tony Hanks

Time to make:  1 hour
Cost:  $10.00
Serves: 10


2 eggs
1/2 C sugar
125 gms butter, melted
3 ripe bananas
1/2 tsp vanilla essence
2 1/3 C flour
2 C coconut
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1 1/4 C walnuts, roughly chopped
150 gms red glace cherries


Preheat oven to 170?C and grease your loaf tin.

Whisk eggs and sugar until light in colour.  Add melted butter and continue to whisk until thick, about five minutes.  Add mashed bananas and blend through.  Put remaining ingredients into a large bowl and mix together.  Add the banana mixture to the dry ingredients and combine.

Pour into the prepared loaf tin and bake for 35 - 40 minutes until a toothpick inserted in the centre comes out clean.

Let stand in tin for 20 minutes then turn out on to a cooling rack.

(TX: 16 June 2011)