Banana Cake

This is a “time honoured”, handed down recipe which was given to me by my late Mother-in-law, my very first banana cake! And it never fails!

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I will post it as it was written down for me, but I will put in brackets my tiny alterations… You might wonder why separate the eggs and whip the whites, I’ve never dared to do otherwise, that’s why!

Ingredients:

  • 4oz / 115g butter, softened
  • 4oz / 115g caster sugar { 75g light brown sugar}
  • 2 eggs, separated and whites whipped stiff
  • 3 small ripe bananas, mashed {2 medium}
  • 1/3 cup / 80ml milk
  • 1tsp bicarbonate soda
  • 8oz / 225g self raising flour, sifted

Preparation:

  • Preheat oven to 180°C/ 160°fan/ Gas 4 and grease or line a loaf tin
  • Cream the butter and sugar together
  • Beat in eggs, one at a time, 1 yolk, ½ the whites etc…
  • Add bananas and mix well
  • In another smaller bowl, dissolve the bicarbonate of soda in the milk
  • Add to the mixture, alternatively with and starting / finishing with the flour
  • Pour into the prepared tin
  • Bake in the centre of the oven for 40 to 50mn until a skewer comes out clean
  • Turn onto a wire rack to cool
  • Sprinkle with icing sugar

 

Thank you Diana,   RIP       img064

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