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Not Brick-like Banana Cake

We are all sitting in the dark watching Glastonbury on the tellybox. Zak Cool and the Small Shouty One have retreated to bed but I suspect the Small Shouty One is still awake playing with some Betty Spaghetti.

It’s been a glorious Sunday. We ate and ate and ate. Strawberries, raspberries, bananas, jellies (made in these vintage ceramic jelly moulds I picked up from the carboot sale today), fruit tarts, cookies and cakes (of course!).

On the way to the carboot sale, I spotted this awesome looking pooch. I’m not a dog person but I appreciate beauty when I see it.

If he were human, he’d be called Montgomery and he’d chew toffee.

I don’t often get to the carboot sale, purely because I am a bit of a snob (there, I said it!). The last time I went, I saw a woman with a tattoo of a a cartoon devil in a diaper sitting on a cloud of parp smoke. I followed her around for about five minutes trying to get a sneaky photo of it but failed.

We left the sproglettes at home, who were all still recovering from Saturday’s activities. All except Firstborn, who was already at her Sunday job.

Firstborn was out at the NEWS festival in town last night, photographing the celebrations.

Firstborn will be uploading more of the photos she took on her photography blog here.

But let’s get to some baking, shall we? Sunday markets are great for buying cheap fruits. I got my hands on some perfectly ripe bananas and got to making some banana cake. I don’t know about you but in the past, I often ended up with really dense and soggy banana cake. Dan Lepard said (not personally to me, I hasten to add) that it has something to do with the alkaline in the banana and the raising agents you use. I was really pleased to come across his recipe which is fail proof and ever so YUMMY! Plus it is pretty easy to make.

Banana Cake

1 large egg (around 60g)

125g caster sugar

1-2 bananas (about 200g), peeled I used about 2 1/2 bananas so do weigh your bananas

75ml sunflower oil melted butter

75ml milk

150g plain flour

2½ tsp baking powder

¾ tsp cinnamon

¾ tsp ground ginger

Follow the instructions as per the recipe here.


2 thoughts on “Not Brick-like Banana Cake

  1. Lindy says:

    Tell firstborn to send some of her pics into observer and or west Sussex gazette and or west Sussex life, particularly the one of the fish with the cathedral in the background although they do also like pics with people in… The only thing that improves a good banana cake IMHO (and that’s hard!) is to add some really good quality dark choc chips! Xxx

  2. Leah says:

    I have a basset hound (the breed pictured above) and he is, infact, called Montgomery. There really is no other name!

    Coincidentally, he snooted out a toffee in my pocket yesterday and I found him chewing it, wrapper and all, his face all sticky with drool.

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