Tuesday, 14 April 2009

Banana Bread

My little ones used to love bananas but one day they both decided they didn't like them anymore... but I still buy them, just in case they do decide to eat them again.

Apparently children go through phases in their development, when they refuse certain foods but if you keep trying, it is likely they will start eating it again.
Just casually try to give it to them every now and then, don't make a fuss and definitely don't force them to eat it and one day, they may just take it and enjoy it again.

I am still waiting for them to start eating their bananas again but in the meanwhile, I have to figure out what to do with the old ones when they don't. Seems a waste to throw them away (again), so decided to use them for making a fabulous banana cake.

Simple, quick and fabulous recipe found on http://www.nibblous.co.uk


4oz butter or margarine
6oz sugar
8oz self raising flour
2 eggs
2 large or 3 medium, very ripe bananas

Heat the oven to gas mark 4; 180C
Grease a 2lb loaf tin.
Mash the bananas with a sturdy fork.
Cream the butter and sugar together and mix in the eggs
Mix together the two yellow sludges you now have.
Mix in the flour.
Scrape into the loaf tin and bake for 40 minutes then lower teh temperature to gas mark 2; 150C and cook for a further 30 minutes.

If you can resist, let it cool on a rack for a little while before you eat it.

Note. you can add some vanilla, raisins and/or walnuts for extra taste and texture.

Enjoy !

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