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PSA: Zoe Sugg tweaked Mary Berry's banana bread recipe to perfection

We'll be making this banana bread recipe this weekend… 

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Leanne Bayley
Leanne BayleyDirector of Lifestyle & Commerce
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Zoe Sugg is one keen baker, and at the beginning of lockdown, the popular YouTube star took to the kitchen to make banana bread and filmed it for her Instagram followers. She wrote alongside a short video: "Probably the 1000th banana loaf recipe you’ve seen so far during isolation, but when a girl's got overly ripe bananas and an Instagram account what else she gonna do?"

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Dressed in a springtime co-ord by Fabienne Chapot, the 30-year-old told her followers that she had used Mary Berry's chocolate chip banana bread, but tweaked it by doubling up the ingredients to make a slightly bigger loaf. Plus, she covered the top of her loaf with demerara sugar - a tip from her mum - to give it a little crunch. We're all for that! 

RELATED: Mary Berry shares chocolate and beetroot cake recipe inspired by Prince Louis

Ingredients for chocolate chip banana bread 

  • 2 ripe bananas
  • 2 tbsp milk
  • 100g soft butter or baking spread
  • 150g plain flour
  • 150g caster sugar
  • 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 2 free-range eggs
  • 100g dark chocolate chips
  • Zoe added a heavy dusting of demerara sugar to her loaf before putting it in the oven

ANOTHER RECIPE: How to bake posh chocolate chip cookies that will make lockdown a whole lot better

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Watch the video below to see how Zoe made her tasty treat. One fan wrote: "Loved this! I never bake but this seems fun and easy! Might try my hand at this one, looks so tasty."

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During the video, Zoe complained to her boyfriend Alfie that her chocolate chips had dropped to the bottom of the loaf, and her fans rushed to the comments section to advise her to coat the chocolate chips in flour before adding into the loaf mixture.

Don't forget to order: Chocolate chips - and lots of them! 

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Callebaut Dark Chocolate Baking Chunks, £26.99, Amazon


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