Tuesday, 12 January 2010

❨( let's go bananas

For my first cakey blog I'll share this recipe with you ....
*drum roll please*
Banana Teabread :

This was one of the first things I baked when I moved
away from home, to a house I shared with 5 other girlies :
Helen, a few years older than me and a keen cook,
would fill the house with savoury smells :
*she made a mean curry!*
so I decided to make us all a cake :
delving into a 2nd hand cookbook, *the title I don't recall* 
I made the first cake away from Mama's kitchen :
it's a recipe that I've never forgotten and is a winner all round :
*that is, if you like bananas*

You will need :
125g butter
125g sugar
2 eggs
250g self raising flour
½ teaspoon of bicarbonate of soda
500g bananas

*a little note on bananas ~ it's better to use them when they're 
soft and even bruised as it adds to the flavour*

set your oven to 180°c/ 350°f/gas 4 :
line and grease a 1kg loaf tin :

in a large bowl ➸

mix the butter and sugar together with a fork until light and fluffy :
beat in the eggs ~ one at a time :

 mash up the bananas, add to the bowl and stir :
then sift in the flour and bicarb and fold into the mixture :
*don't over work it at this stage or you'll make your teabread heavy *

pour into your prepared loaf tin and bake
for 1 to 1¼ hours ....
*as ovens vary ....after an hour check your loaf, push a 
skewer through the centre to see if it's cooked through*
turn out and cool on a rack :

now this is best eaten after a day ~ trust me!
store in an airtight container until then :
slice and eat as it is or buttered with lashings of jam, or honey,
or peanut butter or chocolate spread :
yum :

*will keep for 3-4 days ~ if there's any left!*


  1. Hmmmm... will have to add that to my home recipes exercise book. I can almost smell the cake from here!

  2. Janys!
    I'd love to take a peep in that little book of delights ^_*

  3. thank you very muchos. i hope it comes out ok, its my first ever cake. and at 21, oh my. many more to come! hahaaa!
    miss hayley dye xXx <3 :)


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