Nothing says home like the smell of baking!
Level: Easy Prep time: 15 min Cook time: 1 h Total time: 1 h 15 min
|100g (4oz)||butter, softened|
|175g (6oz)||caster sugar|
|2||ripe bananas, mashed|
|225g (8oz)||self-raising flour|
|1 tsp||baking powder|
Lightly grease the loaf tin and line it with non-stick baking parchment. Pre-heat the oven to 180°C/350°F/Gas Mark 4. Measure all the ingredients into a mixing bowl and beat for about 2 minutes, until well blended; an electric mixer is best for this but of course you can also beat by hand with a wooden spoon.
Spoon the mixture into the prepared tin and level the surface. Bake for about 1 hour, until well risen and golden brown. A fine skewer inserted in the centre of the cake should come out clean.
Leave the cake to cool in the tin for a few minutes, then loosen with a small palette knife and turn the cake out. Remove the lining paper and leave on a wire rack to cool completely. Slice thickly to serve.
Top Tip : The recipe says pop it in the oven for 1hr, but mine only needed about 45mins. Just keep an eye on it and if it looks done, check it with a skewer and take it out to cool.