Fresh Yeast Bread, 3 Ways: Sticky Banana Buns and Rustic Loaves

Bunny Kitchen


There’s little like fresh baked bread. I have an issue of buying way too much fresh yeast when I find it and end up with a freezer with more yeast blocks than food.


Or I have a bread bake-a-thon and end up with a freezer full of bread.

Today I share with you three of my fresh yeast bake-a-thon favourites; a floury farmhouse loaf, a crisp Poppy seed loaf and sweet and sticky banana buns.


Sticky Banana Buns:

Ingredients: Makes 20

  • 6 bananas,very ripe
  • Tepid water
  • 1 kg/8 cups strong bread flour
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 30 g/3 tbsp fresh yeast
  • 2 tbsp unrefined sugar
  • 1 tbsp sea salt
  • 8 tbsp agave or pure maple syrup


  1. Purée the bananas in a blender or food processor, then top up with water until you have 625ml/2.5 cups in total.
  2. Mix the flour and cinnamon in a large bowl then make a…

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