Monday, January 31, 2011

I'm Going Bananas!

You know when you have banana's that need to be used, but have just gone past that little thing called "edible?"

This is when I panic because my mother always used to use this 'fabulous opportunity' to cook banana cakes, or gourmet desserts and other tantalizing delicacies.  This may sound wonderful, but no longer having my mum quite so close, I must face these duties alone.

and.  I.  can't.  cook.

After a little motivation from Julie & Julia (movie & blog) however, I went in search of a very easy Banana Cake/Bread recipe.

Here's the one I found & thought you may like to try it because it was delicious!

Banana Cake Recipe:

(2 bananas used for this recipe)
¼ cup milk
1 teaspoon lemon juice
250g (8oz) bananas 
1 cup sugar
2 cups self raising flour
2 eggs
60 g (2 oz) butter

Combine milk and lemon juice. Peel and mash bananas, put into bowl of electric mixer. Add sugar, sifted flour, lightly beaten eggs, softened butter and combined milk and lemon juice. Beat on low speed until combined, then beat on medium speed 2 minutes. Turn mixture into greased 23 cm x 12 cm (9 in x 5 in) loaf tin which has the base lined with greased greaseproof paper. Bake in low to moderate oven approx 1 ¾ hours or until cooked when tested. Cool in tin 10 minutes before turning out on wire rack to complete cooling.

Seriously, my favourite thing I have ever done in the you think I put dramatic bows on all culinary endeavours?

Bon Appetit!

Tomas x

PS....Julie Powell, serious blogger-quit-your-day-job inspiration!

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