Are you ready for The Big Night In Banana Bread Challenge?
On Thursday 23 April, you’ll no doubt be tuning into BBC One from 7-10pm for The Big Night In. And you know what will go perfectly with the entertainment on offer? A lovely slice of banana bread – something you might be becoming an expert at making…
That’s because over the last month, this humble loaf has become a favourite for the nation to bake. It’s just as easy to make as it is easy to eat, and we thought, well, while we’re all mashing bananas and lining loaf tins anyway, we might as well make money for charity in the process.
Which is why we’ve teamed up with The Big Night In and some of your favourite celebrity chefs – including Tom Kerridge and Matt Tebbutt – to launch The Big Night In #BananaBreadChallenge.
So what do you have to do? You know the drill by now: Bake a cake, cut 5 slices, donate £5, share a photo of your cake on social media and tag 5 friends to do the same (and then give yourself a big pat on the back, take 5 and eat some cake).
If you want to try something new, Tom Kerridge’s banana bread with pistachios and sesame oil has been donated especially for the event. Or try Matt Tebbutt’s Instant coffee banana bread from Daily Kitchen.
Of course, you can always bake our classic banana bread recipe, and if you’re struggling to get hold of any key ingredients then just go for something else:
- Don’t have any flour? We’ve got you with these banana and apricot vegan flapjacks
- No bananas? Here’s a carrot cake loaf that’s just as easy
- No loaf tin? That’s OK, use your regular cake tin and make this banana cake.
Don’t have time to bake anything, and instead are just going to buy a cake? That’s fine too, you can still donate to the Big Night In Banana Bread Challenge.
Whatever you make (or buy!), just remember to tag @BBCFood and 5 friends and family to spread the word!
Want to know where the money raised will be going?
People donating to The Big Night In and the #BananaBreadChallenge will see their money split equally between BBC Children in Need and Comic Relief, who, in turn, will divide the money out to help support local charities – ensuring that vital emergency support remains in place for the UK’s most vulnerable people.