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How to Make My Breaking Views Banana Bread

Thanks to DiyWithJoyce, I have got back into the baking and have been experimenting with new food. I don’t know if you know, but ever since I was a kid, I have always had a liking to baking and making cakes. And while I am not travelling, I usually like to keep myself occupied with other things like making banana bread.

I remember as a child making lots of fruit cakes, don’t ask me why because I hated a fruit cake and still do now, but I was good at it. I also made a right old Victorian Sponge, M&M cookies and little old muffins – these were my specialities. It’s a shame I didn’t really stick to it because who knows where I would be with it now. As I got older, I guess I lost interest and stopped baking as much. I can’t exactly remember why I stopped, but I didn’t pursue it thoroughly, and I think I just lost the confidence.

I have recently moved into a new place and decided that I would like to get back into baking cakes again! Lucky me, my auntie was nice enough to gift me with a weigh scale, and so I decided to make banana bread. If you are already a baker yourself you will know that there are a million in one way to make banana bread, so I thought it would be good to share how My Breaking Views made this amazing banana loaf!


ingredients:

  • banana x2 (soft)
  • 150g butter softened, plus a lil extra for the tin
  • 150g caster sugar
  • 2 eggs, beaten well
  • 150g self-raising flour
  • 1 tablespoon of peanut butter
  • 1 tsp baking powder

You may need time to prepare your ingredients, so I would suggest giving yourself around 15- 20mins. Don’t rush it you want this to come out really good! Pre-heat oven your oven 180C/160C fan/gas 4.

It will roughly take around 40 –45 mins to bake at around 180C.

  1. Mush your bananas I do this with a fork, but I know there are more exclusive tools which can be used.
  2. Soften butter & peanut butter. I only eat crunchy PeanutButter, but I am sure you can use any PeanutButter. I usually add this to a bowl and put it in the microwave for like 15 seconds, I wouldn’t suggest this, but it does make it easy to mix!
  3. Add sugar to butter with Peanut Butter (Remember the peanut butter is optional).
  4. Make this mix nice and fluffy.
  5. Add the flour and eggs
  6. Butter your tin
  7. Add mixture into your tin
  8. Place in the oven
  9. Let it Cook
  10. & Enjoy

And mix! Hopefully, your mixture looks something like this:

And it’s as easy at that!

Hope you find the recipe easy and if you find time to make it, share a picture in the comments section below.

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A Day with MBV in Berlin

Are you enjoying my series? Don’t know what it is? Then read here – Series: A Day with MBV…

I hope you all enjoyed my first ‘A Day with MBV in Prague’. As it’s my birthday month (yes I tend to go on about my Birthday for the whole month). I thought it would be good to do a little throwback and share my next Series special – ‘A Day with MBV in Berlin’. I went to Berlin on my first solo trip almost three years ago!

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I enjoyed visiting Berlin because like Prague it was a short flight from London. A very much needed holiday after a breakup. I didn’t have much money, so a cheap flight to Berlin was a good escape from all the expectations and disappointments I had been receiving.

It was my first real solo trip, which I booked via Skyscanner for less than £20! I didn’t really know what I was doing, honestly – I kind of went with the flow, which looking back was a good thing.

So, what did I do in just one day? 

I started by getting a travel card. The Berlin Welcome Card gets you around the entire city. Berlin is divided into the fare zones A, B and C as I only went into the city, I got the cheapest ticket for the day.

Berlin Wall  

First stop – I had always wanted to go and see the famous Berlin wall. I love street art, so when I got there, I was quite excited. Why? Because I managed to get there all by myself. This was a big deal for me as a first-time solo traveller. Up until then, I felt like I was entirely reliant on others to get me to the next location, being able to do this by myself reassured me that I can do anything.

The Berlin Wall was a guarded concrete barrier that physically and ideologically divided Berlin from 1961 to 1989.

Cost – £0.00  

Brandenburg Gate 

Second stop – It was quite a warm day on my Birthday, so I was content with walking through the city. From what I remember, it seemed like most of the attraction were all very close by. I stumbled at the Brandenburg Gate and of course, took some pictures!

The Brandenburg Gate is an 18th-century neoclassical monument in Berlin, built on the orders of Prussian king Frederick William II after the successful restoration of order during the early Batavian Revolution.

Cost – £0.00  

Reichstag Building 

Third stop – Again, another building, which was very close by. I remember taking some time out to sit in the park and just chill and just think about what I had learnt. I was turning 25 on this trip, and I had felt that I hadn’t reached the milestones my mother had expected me to achieve. Most importantly, I can say that it was here I did my best to try and still continue to live for myself.

The Reichstag is a historic edifice in Berlin, Germany, constructed to house the Imperial Diet of the German Empire.

Cost – £0.00  

Berlin Cathedral Church 

Fourth stop – Once I had finished my reflection, I headed over to this beautiful church. I didn’t go inside, but I did take some pictures from the outside.

Berlin Cathedral is the common name for the Evangelical Supreme Parish and Collegiate Church in Berlin, Germany.

Cost – £0.00  

I finished my trip with a glass of wine, German sausage with some chips. I left the city early because I couldn’t miss my flight. Travelling solo for the first time can make you very cautious about absolutely everything!

Now I have travelled more I would someday love to go back to Berlin and explore it in more detail. I hoped you enjoyed my small throwback and thank you for taking the time out to have a read!

Can you remember your first solo trip? Let us know in the comments below.  

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