Thursday, 30 August 2007


175g plain flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
½ teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
½ teaspoon salt
125g unsalted butter, melted
150g sugar
2 large eggs
4 small, very ripe bananas (approx 300g weighed without skin)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon rum

Preheat oven to 170 °C, 325 °F, Gas Mark 3. Lightly grease a baking sheet or line with greaseproof paper.

Sift the flour, baking powder, bicarbonate of soda and salt into a bowl and mix well.In another bowl put the melted butter with the sugar and beat until blended. Beat in eggs and then the mashed banana. Then add the flour mixture and stir until combined well. Last of all add the vanilla extract and rum and stir into mixture.

Pour into your prepared greased loaf tin and bake in oven for 1 hour. Test with skewer or toothpick by inserting into cake, if it comes out dry its ready!

Turn out onto a wire rack to cool.

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