Hello! I realise that my last post was in june? Over the holidays, I wasn’t sure whether I wanted to continue blogging (although I was still baking). However, I have come to the conclusion that I will; even if that … Continue reading
Okay, okay. I know that a) it has been very long since my last post and b) that I have been posting many chocolatey things recently, but this is not a recipe to overlook. Given that I have been wallowing … Continue reading
Spring has sprung at last! Flowers, blossom, sunshine and a glint of hope. I made these for afternoon tea in the garden and they were stunning. A subtle hint of earl grey and delicate lavender make these scones delicious and … Continue reading
Finally the sun is shining in rainy England! This has put me in such a springy, joyful mood, that this recipe is lovely and floral. Although it is not lavender season (I usually make these biscuits with dried homegrown lavender … Continue reading
Sorry, sorry, sorry. I am aware that I have not posted in a while, but school is pretty hectic at the moment – four tests, essays to write and music exams are all collapsing on top of me while I … Continue reading
Bread is probably not the best word to describe this thing of beauty, however, it does give an excuse to eat lovely thick slices of it warm out of the oven. Normally I bake it in a 1kg/2lb loaf tin, however here, I have made it into little buns for mes amies in my french class. This is my favourite cake. Hands down. I kid you not – try it and you will see why. The soft bananary sponge, with melting chocolate chips is a taste of heaven. I challenge anyone who does not want a second slice! It is perfect for those manky bananas that have gone brown and shrivelled, which no one wants to eat – they work the best here. I beg you to try this and you will be hooked, especially as all the ingredients are chucked in at once (last minute baking – hello?).
2 bananas (overripe – most definitely NOT green)
8oz/200g self raising flour
1 tsp bicarbonate soda
3oz/75g chocolate chips/chopped chocolate
1) Preheat the oven to 160°C/145°C fan. Mash the bananas into a pulp.
2) Chuck all the ingredients into a large bowl and mix them thoroughly.
3) Spoon into cupcake cases and bake for 30 minutes or a lined/greased loaf tin and bake for 1 hour.
That is literally it. Three simple steps, so simple that a 5 year old could do it and the great thing about it is that is that there are fewer places to go wrong! This is one of those staple recipes that doesn’t need meddling with, and will never fail to please. If you have time, bake it now and have it tomorrow for breakfast – WARNING: It may all be gone – have fun and if you have any recipes you’re not sure about, please comment or tweet, as I am very happy to feature one in my blog. Must dash, as my family seem to be taking all my cake and there will be none for my friends tomorrow x