#fatfriday review / Banana Loaf @ Soreen
I only discovered Soreen in the last 6 months after visiting my baby brother who had some serious stocks of the loaves. He eats it as part of his rowing training as it is some kind of sacred rowers fuel, that apparently requires him to eat an entire loaf after a session (he doesn’t even use a knife, just chomps down the whole thing – it’s quite impressive actually). I remember seeing a Soreen loaf in the family cupboard whilst I was growing up, but was never tempted by the idea of a fruit malt loaf. It just sounded a bit odd. How foolish I was. Thanks to my earlier stupidity, I now have an entire lifetime of making up to do in honour of its wonder.
Naughty yummy treat: Banana Loaf.
Price: £1.20 (at most supermarkets).
Portion size: It’s an entire loaf, makes it near to impossible to portion control.
Sicklyness: None. I could eat 50 loaves and not feel sick.
Moistness: The best.
Notes: This is truly my most favourite thing in the world, it’s hard for me to explain in comprehensible words the love I have for this squidgy loaf of glory. It tastes wonderful, it smells wonderful, it feels wonderful. It’s packed full of banana goodness and energy, it’s more like a magnificent doughy sweet cake than a loaf. I can eat Soreen for breakfast, for lunch, for a snack, post-workout, for no reason at all. It just tastes so damn good and moreish. I like to eat it raw and naked (toasted is pretty incredible too) although people do love to top it with butter and other bits, but honestly, plain is perfection. It’s super moist, which makes it quite hard to cut – I find our bread knife manages to cut through it smoothly without it squashing up. My brother also recommends just ripping chunks out of it (hands or teeth) if you cannot get to a serrated knife in time. I am in pure heaven when I get to sit down with a couple of slices of and a cup of tea. Nom. Trust me, pick yourself a loaf (or the mini loaves) up in your next shop. If bananas are not your thing, I can confirm that the original raisin one is also damn tasty, and legend has it, there is an apple and cinnamon somewhere out there too. Omfg.