Since I'm in the mood for sharing my favourite recipes this week, & since this is my most baked cake.. so simple & so gratifying because you don't even need to plug in the mixer..
& what you're rewarded with is the most deliciously warming & comforting banana bread, which if I'm honest is far less like a bread & more like a cake. I like to add some sultanas to the mix which adds a real stickiness to the cake..
OK, spread it with butter & it's a bread, eat it nude & it's definitely a cake. This is a firm favourite here in the office, it's a Monday morning tradition as is the Sunday afternoon bake off..
I hope you like it:
75g softened unsalted butter
plus a bit extra for greasing
4 mashed ripe bananas
200g soft brown sugar
1 beaten egg
1 teaspoon bicarb soda
A pinch of salt
170g of flour (I always use wholemeal or spelt) by if you prefer white, that's fine.
Half a handful of sultanas or chocolate chips
Mix the bananas, butter, sugar, egg together in a large bowl
Add the flour, salt, bicarb & sultanas (or choc chips)
Pour into a greased and lined standard size loaf tin.
Sprinkle a bit more brown sugar over the top of the cake mix just before putting it in the oven,
this will create a lovely fudgy, sugary crust
Bake for 1 hour 180 degrees
or Gas mark 4