Paul Hollywood confirms banana bread is definitely a cake

Elena Chabo
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From Good Housekeeping

Banana bread has been the unexpected star of lockdown for many of us. Much loved before, it took on new life during the early days of the current coronavirus restrictions, and you couldn't scroll through social media for more than two minutes without seeing the yummy baked treat pop up on your feed.

Delicious, comforting, and requiring just a few ingredients, it's safe to say that banana bread was everywhere. But this newfound popularity also brought back a time-old debate? Is banana bread really a bread, or is it a cake?

While there are doubtless countless arguments to be made on either side, focused on everything from the ingredients used to the baking method, we may finally know once and for all...

Yep, we now we have an answer from the king of baking himself, Great British Bake off's Paul Hollywood. The baking expert shared a snap of a banana bread of his own making on Instagram, and settled the debate in the process.

Paul wrote in the caption: "Since lockdown I’ve made so many banana breads, although technically a cake, it’s delicious... With a cappuccino, nothing better #lockdown #easybaking #gbbo #bananabread #staysafe X. "

Posting a picture of his mouthwatering banana bread, Paul shut down the conversation on bread vs. cake, declaring the dessert to be "technically a cake", despite its name.

So, that's an official win for Team Cake. Sorry Team Bread – even a loaf tin can't help you now.

Paul also told followers he thinks a cappuccino is the perfect pairing for the cake, and we're now feeling rather peckish after picturing that delicious double act.

If you'd like to make your own banana bread, check out Good Housekeeping's super simple recipe.

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