It's been quite some time since the last recipe; so, taking into account this, plus thousands have gone to the IATEFL event in Brighton, plus I had been given more bananas than I could eat, I came up with this recipe.
5g baking soda
pinch of salt
100g brown sugar
2 large eggs
5-6 bananas (about 300g)
- Pre-heat oven to 175ºC.
- Ground walnuts coarsely.
- In a large bowl, mix the dry ingredients: flour, walnuts, baking soda and salt.
- Soften the butter (a few seconds in the microwave will be sufficient or, if you prefer, do it au bain-marie.
- Add the sugar and mix with a whisk.
- Add the eggs, and carry on whisking.
- Add the bananas. If they are firm, mash them prior to adding; if they're ripe, you can mash them with the whisk. Mix well.
- Add a little flour to this mix, and stir well. Carry on this process until all the flour has been added.
- Now, add the dry ingredients. Mix again.
- Pour the mixture onto a greased baking tin (I like to use the rectangular one for this recipe).
- Bake at 175ºC for about 45 minutes. As usual, baking time much depends on your oven. It's ready when you poke a cake tester through the centre of it, and it comes out clean.
- Remove and leave to cool.
- Eat and enjoy with a nice cuppa!