05 Nov 2020

Get into the festive spirit on Pageant Day by baking some treats to eat while watching the National Pharmacies Christmas #PageantAtHome! South Australian chef Emma McCaskill and her daughter Grace have shared with us a delicious Banana Bread recipe that’s easy to bake with the kids on Pageant Day. 

Brown butter and labne banana bread

Makes 1 loaf


125g salted butter (browned)

200g caster sugar

2 free range eggs

1 tsp vanilla extract

112g labne

250g plain flour, sifted

1 tsp baking soda (bicarb soda)

3 very ripe banana’s mashed

1 banana for garnish (peeled, sliced through the middle length ways)


  1. Preheat oven to 160 degrees. Line loaf tin with baking paper.

  2. In a large bowl, using an electric mixer, beat the butter and sugar on high speed for 5 mins until pale and creamy.

  3. Add eggs one at a time beating well after each addition.

  4. Add vanilla, sour cream, labne.

  5. Add in flour and baking soda.

  6. Add in bananas.

  7. Spread batter into lined tin. Place lengthways split banana on top.

  8. Bake for approx. 1 hour and 15 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the centre of the cake, comes out clean.

  9. Cool in tin for 15 minutes, then turn out to a wire rack to cool completely.

  10. Enjoy while watching the National Pharmacies Christmas #PageantAtHome!

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