For the second weekend in a row, I have baked a non-summery cake. Again, it was dictated by what my 3 year old requested but given that the weather has been even worse this week, I think I can be forgiven. Also, I am still on my mission to not buy any more baking ingredients until I have used up what it is taking up about 50% of my available food storage space which I have achieved again this week.
I use the term bread in the title loosely to be honest. My 3 year old actually asked for “Banana Cake” and I think that’s more what it is! Any resemblance to bread is purely accidental.
Place 115g of walnuts on a baking tray and place in a 190oC oven (170oC for fan) for about 10 minutes. Keep an eye on them because they go from golden brown to burnt quite quickly. Remove and leave to cool a little before chopping into small pieces.
Also at this point melt 115g butter and leave to cool. Then mash 3 ripe bananas – this is easiest done by a 3 year old with the potato masher.
Sift and combine the following dry ingredients – 250g Plain flour, 150g Light brown sugar, 1 tsp Baking powder, 1/4 tsp Baking soda, 1/4 tsp Salt, 1tsp Cinnamon.
Beat 2 Eggs and add the cooled melted butter, mashed bananas and 1 tsp Vanilla extract.
Carefully fold the dry ingredients into the banana mixture, being careful not to over work it to ensure your bread/cake will be light and fluffy. You dont want a smooth mixture.
Pour into a 1lb loaf tin which is greased and “floured” and place on the middle shelf of the oven for 45 minutes or until golden brown and your cake tester comes out clean.
Cut into ridiculously large slices and eat! Yummeelicious!
WARNING: This cake contains nuts and is seriously addictive. One slice is just not enough!