Ever left with some of these hanging around?
Well turn them into a delicious Banana Milkshake Cake!
It used to be just 'Banana Cake' but
a) I got fed up with the ingredients being in cups - so I weighed them out for a more
b) I am too bone idle to make the cake in the slightly laborious and messy method originally suggested so decided to create my own method, which involves bananas plus milk in a liquidiser hence the new name.
330g of plain flour
350g of caster sugar
1 1/4 teaspoons of baking powder
1 1/2 teaspoons of bicarbonate of soda
1 teaspoon of salt
Give it a quick stir!
Then put into the liquidiser:
3 ripe bananas (I was going to say 'manky' but it didn't sound right to be putting manky ingredients in!)
180ml milk, mixed with 1 teaspoon of white wine or cider vinegar
165g butter or margarine (okay - so it's not quite like a milkshake!)
Give it a quick whizz. It will look a bit curdled but do not panic. I do believe this is partly what makes it sort of dense and luscious!
Pour the 'milkshake' into the dry ingredients and stir to combine.
Put into a greased and floured tin (or, if you want to go the extra mile, you could line it). I use a 9 inch springform tin.
Bake at 350 degrees F/180 degrees C/160 degrees fan oven/ Gas Mark 4 for about 45-50 minutes.
I then either whip up a bit of butter icing (to please Miss U-t-B, who can afford to eat as much cake and icing as she likes) or use Philadelphia, with a grating of orange zest, to coat it. Sometimes I can't even be bothered to do this - the cake still disappears quick as a flash.
Then sit down with a good cuppa (this one in Miss U-t-B's very stylish - from The Buckingham Palace Shop no less - William and Kate's wedding mug) some nice music (Caro Emerald for choice) and enjoy!
PS Mr U-t-B was so keen to have a second slice of this last night that he's going to buy me the Caro Emerald CD to pay me back for my generosity! Result!