Glazed Banana Spice Loaf

This delightfully sophisticated Glazed Banana Spice Loaf can be served at a dinner party and it is easy to whip with ingredients typically found in any fridge.

Glazed Banana Spice Loaf.

Makes 1 loaf.


1 LARGE Banana or 3 medium-sized Bananas

4 oz (115 g) butter, at room temperature

5 1/2 oz (150 g) caster sugar

2 eggs, at room temperature

7 1/2 oz (215 g) plain flour

1 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon soda bicarbonate

1/2 teaspoon grated nutmeg

1/4 teaspoon ground allspice

1/4 teaspoon ground cloves

6 fl oz (175 ml) soured cream

1 teaspoon vanilla essence.FOR THE GLAZE.

4 oz (115 g) sugar

1-2 tablespoon lemon juice.Preparations.

1. Preheat a 350 Fahrenheit/ 180 Celsius, Gas 4 oven.

2. Mash the Banana in a bowl, set aside.

3. Use an electric mixer and cream the butter and sugar until fluffy. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating to blend well after each addition.

4. Sift together the flour, salt, soda bicarbonate, nutmeg, allspice and cloves. Add to the butter mixture and stir until well combined.

5. Add the cream, Banana and vanilla and blend until smooth.

6. Pour into a prepared buttered or well-oiled tin.

7. Bake until the top is springy when touched gently for approximately 45-50 minutes. Let cool in the pan for 15 minutes, then turn onto a wire rack to cool completely.

8. As for the glaze, combine the icing sugar and lemon juice until smooth. Place the loaf on a plate and gently pour the glaze evenly over the loaf and allow to set.

9. Serve with coffee or tea.

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Great BBQ Sauce Recipes

Great BBQ Sauce Recipes – If you are looking for great Bar BQ, BBQ, Barbecue recipes or however you like to spell BBQ, then you’ve found the right place!  This website is dedicated to the fun of making your own Bar BQ sauce.  We’ve got everything from hot and spicy to sweet and fruity.  Regional styles of Bar BQ Sauce that range from vinegar and mustard style BBQ sauces to the more common Kansas City style sauces.

So, to get you started, here’s a simple, really easy recipe to try.

Bar BQ Sauce Recipe #1 (If you don’t have these ingredients at home, you ain’t cookin nothin!):


  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon cider vinegar
  • 1 dash hot pepper sauce
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon mustard powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt


In a medium or small saucepan over medium heat, stir together the ketchup, brown sugar, Worcestershire sauce, vinegar, hot pepper sauce, garlic powder, mustard
powder, and salt.

Bring to a simmer, then remove from heat and allow to cool slightly before using on your favorite meat.

Since everyone seems to love a good Honey Bar BQ Sauce, then here’s a second easy homemade sauce recipe for you to try out.  After this one, give one of our
hundreds of other recipes a try, tell us about your favorite recipe and we’ll publish it right here and give you the credit!


  • 1/4 cup butter or margarine
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper


Melt the butter in small saucepan over medium heat.

Then add the onion and saute for about 5 minutes or until tender.

Stir in the ketchup and the remaining ingredients.

Bring to a boil then reduce the heat and simmer uncovered for about 5 minutes.