So after a glorious week of sunshine, today was gloomy and dull... and with two overly ripe bananas in the fruit bowl, my task was set... Banana bread making! This is a golden oldy, that tastes great, isn't too unhealthy, uses up the bananas that are, well... inedible, and tastes fabby with a cuppa tea. Oh, and it also uses hardly any ingredients! Winner! And because I had a few glacé cherries lurking in the fridge, I thought I'd add them in for good measure!
This has gone down a real treat with my family! The loaf is actually nearly all gone, and might I add, Poppy (my dog), who is the pickiest eater, loved this cake! Probably the best compliment... I know, from a dog... call me crazy but I'm chuffed about that!
2 very ripe bananas, peeled and mashed
130g self raising flour
1tsp baking powder
55g butter (softened) and extra for greasing
100g caster sugar
Glacé cherries (if you fancy)
1. Preheat oven to 180C/160C fan
2. Grease a loaf tin (22cm x 12cm) with butter
3. Mix all ingredients with a fork (if banana isn't reeeally mushy, you may want to add a drop of milk to achieve a loose dropping consistency).
4. Pour into cake tin and bake for 35-40 mins or until skewer comes out clean when poked into centre.