Friday, 29 July 2016

The Cake I Count As Being Good For You

Banana bread
I love baking, ever since I was young I've loved to mix a bit of flour with some sugar, butter and eggs, chucking it in the oven and out comes a tasty cake. However, these cakes are not so good for me. Last week I realised I needed to use some bananas up that were way too brown for me to want to eat (I like my bananas on the greener side) so thought a banana loaf would be a good idea and after doing a bit of guess work I managed to make something that tasted pretty good.

You will need:
3 very ripe bananas - 2 and a half mashed and half sliced to decorate
100g caster sugar
100g soft butter/margarine
150g self-raising flour
2 eggs

Heat your oven to 180C/160C fan/ Gas 4. Line a bread tin with greaseproof paper. Mix the sugar, butter, flour, eggs and 3/4 of the mashed banana together until completely combined. Put half of the mixture in the cake tin, add the rest of the mashed banana on top and finish with the remaining cake mixture. Add slices of banana to the top of the mixture and bake in the oven for around 40-50 minutes until you can dip a skewer in the cake and there is no raw batter on it (you should know that one) and it looks a nice golden colour.

I hope you enjoy making this recipe and you can pretend it's good for you because it has fruit in it!