It's not always sewing round here.
Sometimes, there's baking. A good, simple banana cake, for example: ideal for feeding to (or indeed making with) children, and perfect alongside a cup of coffee, too.
This particular cake has no added frills. No chocolate chips, no nuts, no vanilla or cinnamon. it's just soft and gentle and full of banana. I don't know where the recipe originally came from; my much-loved, much-splashed, handwritten version was copied from my mum.
Pre-heat your oven to 150° C, and get out your Magimix.
- 115 g butter or margarine, softened
- 140 g sugar
- 1 egg
- 3 - 4 ripe bananas (about 300 g or slightly more), mashed
- 200 g self-raising flour
- half teaspoon baking soda
- 1 tablespoon milk
They go entirely black, and they look fairly revolting once defrosted. But, what you scoop out of the skins is ideal for immediate baking, no mashing required.
With your bananas appropriately prepared, now mix your batter:
- Cream together the butter/margarine and sugar
- Add the egg
- Add the (mashed) bananas
- Add the flour, baking soda and milk
Line a loaf tin, pour in and level the batter, then cook for 1 hour and 15 minutes.
Remove from the oven and cool in the tin. Cut, and eat.