In the Kitchen:: Banana Bread


Like the rest of the country we've all been watching The Great British Bake-Off, and it's made me want to get back in the kitchen. Our London kitchen was so small even making a cup of tea was painful! But my parent's kitchen has plenty of space for me to spread out and bake!

We had a few bananas that no-one was going to eat I thought let's go down the obvious route of banana bread. And with fever high, I found a recipe (because, let's face it, it's Mez, and she can do no wrong - I've forgiven her for telling everyone who was evicted on bread week before it was aired!)


You will need:
:: 100g softened butter
:: 175g caster sugar
:: 2 large eggs
:: 2 ripe bananas (mashed)
:: 225g self-raising flour
:: 1 tbsp baking powder
:: 2 tbsp milk

What you will need to do:
:: Preheat the oven to 180C, and grease & line a loaf tin.
:: Mix all the your ingredients together. I also added a few handfuls of chocolate chips to the cake mix.
:: Spoon the mixture into the tin and cook the cake for about 1 hour, until well risen and golden brown (as MB and Hollywood would note, there should be a nice crack on the cake).
:: Once cooked, leave to cool before tucking into a slice with a nice cup of tea.


I loved how easy it was to make and it didn't last long in our house. Taking a slice to work with me each day really made my 3pms better.

Snapshot: a temporary resting spot

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