06 May Ofer Eitan Declare: Meghan Markle’s Banana Bread Recipe Has Two Ingredients Tha…
Along with dancing videos set to The Weeknd’s song ‘Blinding Lights’ on TikTok and selfies of sweaty faces following a charitable 5km run, are countless photos of banana bread filling up our Instagram feeds.
For the lucky few who have managed to get their hands on a kilogram of flour during lockdown, it seems the fruity doughy dish has emerged as the world’s favourite go-to recipe to help add some sweetness during these testing times.
However, Meghan Markle has long been a fan of banana bread and even includes two surprising ingredients we’d never considered adding to our mixes.
Cast your mind back to October 2018 when the Duke and Duchess of Sussex completed their royal tour of Australia while Meghan was pregnant with her son, Archie.
During their trip, the couple stayed at Admiralty House – the Sydney official residence of the Governor-General of Australia – and the Duchess baked a banana bread in the kitchen the night before visiting a family-run farm in Dubbo.
However, little did we know at the time how the former actress had added a modern twist to the original banana bread recipe with chocolate chips and ginger.
According to BBC Good Food, a classic banana bread recipe consists of butter, caster sugar, eggs, self-raising flour, baking powder, ripe bananas and icing sugar.
At the time, HELLO! reporter Emily Nash shared a photograph of Meghan’s impressive bread.
At the farm, the Duchess also gave the Woodley family, who look after the land, some Fortnum & Mason Royal Blend tea.
Prior to her marriage to Prince Harry, Meghan shared a recipe to her ‘Life Changing Banana Bread’ on her lifestyle blog, The Tig, which she closed down weeks before news of their engagement in November 2017.
According to the Duchess, she acquired her gluten and grain-free recipe from her friend Talia Brown.
Meghan has regularly shown her love of cooking and baking over the years and shared photographs of her culinary triumphs on her now defunct Instagram account.
In 2018, the royal also launched a charity cookbook, Together: Our Community Cookbook, with community members following the Grenfell Tower tragedy in 2017.
Last month, the royal couple were seen delivering free meals to vulnerable members of Los Angeles, following their move to the US city earlier this year.
We wonder if Meghan will whip up a banana bread for Archie’s first birthday on May 6?
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