Baking: Chocolate Banana Loaf

Hello lovelies and welcome back to Sammie’s Space!

Today I will be sharing a recipe with you, I use to doing bits of baking with my mum when I was younger, and I started loving when we use to do bits in food tech in school and ever since then I have loved baking doing bits on weekends and it was one of the positive thing I had when I was going through a struggling time (still helps now). I would love to have my own cafe to share my baking or have my little own baking business(a girl can dream eh!) and just last year I’ve been teaching myself new techniques and fondant work and piping still have a long way to go, it’s just something calming to do even though I can get very frustrated if something doesn’t go right.

Anyway back to the recipe, I will be sharing with you a chocolate banana loaf recipe! I’ve always loved baking banana loaf, use up the last of the bananas so you don’t have to throw any away(unless you don’t like banana bread or bananas, just one question though why are you reading this if you don’t like them;))

Last couple of times they haven’t gone right but that’s okay because all you have to do is keep practising and see what you did wrong and learn from it(I do have to remind myself this every time something goes wrong)

This recipe is the one I always use, it just work’s for me, it’s a Mary Berry recipe which you can not go wrong with.. I’ve added some changes to it but not that much of a change.


100g (4oz) butter, softened

175g (6oz) caster sugar

2 large eggs

2 ripe bananas, mashed

225g (8oz) self raising flour

1 tsp baking powder

1/2 tbsp coco powder

1 tsp almond extract

1 tbsp milk

Step One: Preheat the oven to 180°C/fan 160°C/gas 4. Lightly grease the tin and line it with non-stick baking parchment.

Step Two: Cream together the butter and sugar until it is light in colour and fluffy, then add the eggs one at a time mix after one another. Once it’s all combined add in the bananas then mix together then add in the flour, baking powder, coco powder & almond extract. Once all mixed together add the milk and mix for a couple of seconds.

Step Three: once all the ingredients are mixed, pour into the prepared tin and level the surface, then bake in the oven for 1 hour until well risen and a skewer comes out clean. If it still doesn’t look done just pop some foli on the top to stop it from burning and leave it in for a couple of minutes until it’s done. Leave to cool in the tin for a few minutes then transfer to a wire rack. Enjoy it with a cup of tea or on it’s own.

This tastes delicious, probably best banana loaf I have made.

Hope you all enjoyed reading this post!

I will see you next time


Also a top tip if you wanna bake something or make fried eggs or something like that, but not too sure if the eggs are okay to use them do this trick!

Just fill a bowl with cold water and place your eggs in the bowl. If they sink to the bottom and lay flat on their sides, they’re very fresh. If they’re a few weeks old but still good to eat, they’ll stand on one end at the bottom of the bowl. If they float to the surface, they’re no longer fresh enough to eat.

Weekly Haul

Weekly Haul #1

Hello lovelies and welcome to my blog & my first post on here!

I’ve had a blog before but didn’t get on with it and fell out of love with it but I decided to start fresh & take things slow and don’t put too much pressure in myself.

No one can do wrong with a bit of shopping can they? I thought what a better way to kick off my blog then a weekly haul post & sharing things I have bought over these past couple of weeks. Who doesn’t love a haul, I know I do(i like to be noesy to see what other people get)..

First off is my Superdrug order

I recently bought the moisturising body wash & lip oil from the new Zoella beauty range Splash Botanics, I just loved the smell straight & I knew that I had to get rest off the range and I’m so glad I did everything smells amazing the body sorbet makes your arms so soft and you’re guarantee to smell gorgeous this summer with the body mist & the bag you get is such a decent size, great for putting your make up in or you skin care products or anything you wanna put in it.. This is probably my favourite range Zoe has done!

Then I got a hair dye to my hair with and can’t wait to see how it turns out(I’ve might have done it by when you’re reading this so check out my Instagram to see OnceUponADreamxo) and I also got the naturally radiant glycolic tonic, I have some other things from this range and love them my skin have never felt better so I thought I would give this a go, anyone tried the Naturally Radiant range from Superdrug would love to hear your thoughts. I also got a dry shampoo free with the order never actually use them before, I also got some razors.

Next up is asda

Most of my order was pyjamas😂 don’t think I can do an order or go shopping with out buying pyjamas or a soft throw. First up I got some Aladdin pyjamas and some Mickey & Minnie top.

Next I got some watermelon long pj bottom which I love the colour, then I got some cut offs pj bottom, some bunny slippers which are so cute and then some shorts which be great in this warm weather we are having I probably wear these just in the house or as pj shorts.

Then I’ve had this bag on my wishlist for a couple off weeks now and I didn’t thing I would get it because my local primark is normally crap but my mum went into town the other and nip into primark just to see if it was in and it was… Soo happy and love the colour off it my next challenge is to find the matching purse/card holder.

That is it for my weekly haul

Hope you all enjoyed reading it!

I will see you next time with another post.