Tuesday, 7 April 2015

Banana Cake

I was looking for a recipe for a banana cake and a friend showed me an ancient recipe, cut from a newspaper, which they swear by. Being the twenty-first century, I photographed it so I could try it myself. It is simple and was a success. I therefore share it here (in a slightly tweaked version to make it as easy as possible) for others, and to make it easier for me to read in future.
  • 70g (3oz) butter
  • 4 bananas chopped into chunks
  • 200g (8oz) (dark) brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
  • pinch of salt
  • 140g (6oz) plain flour
  1. Heat the oven to 160c/325f/GM3 and grease a loaf tin.
  2. Put each ingredient in order listed above into a food processor, and whizz after each one is added. (Or mix them together in order in a bowl, making sure the bananas are well mashed up.)
  3. After the flour has been added and whizzed, pour the mixture into the cake tin and bake for an hour, or until a knife inserted into the cake comes out clean.