We hope you’ve managed to try our last couple of recipes from the blog, perfect for lockdown as they’re easy and cheap to make, combatting the boredom, entertaining the kids, or simply providing you and your family with something yummy to eat!
Our next recipe is a favourite sweet treat that is just the best - either have a slice cold with a cuppa, or serve warm with ice-cream or cream… oh my, you will love this one: Banana, Honey and Sultana Loaf Cake.
Banana, Honey and Sultana Loaf Cake
(Makes 10-12 slices)
- 115g margarine
- 115g light soft brown sugar (trust me, it’s worth buying a bag as you’ll want to make more of this cake!)
- 2 tbsp runny honey
- 2 eggs
- 225g self raising flour
- 1 tsp ground nutmeg or cinnamon (if you have it - adds beautifully to the taste if you have!)
- A good handful of sultanas
- 2 ripe bananas
- Preheat the oven to 180°C / Gas Mark 4.
- Lightly grease and line a (roughly) 20cm long loaf tin. Alternatively pop a cake tin liner in the tin.
- Beat together the margarine, sugar and honey. Then beat in the eggs.
- Fold in the flour and nutmeg/cinnamon.
- Stir in the sultanas so that they are evenly distributed.
- Peel and mash the bananas then fold them into the mixture.
7. Spoon into the lined tin and bake for 1 - 1 ¼ hours until risen, golden brown and firm to the touch. From about 40 minutes into baking, check that the top isn’t burning. Cover lightly with foil to prevent this.
8. Cool for 5 minutes or so in the tin, then turn out onto a cooling rack. Serve warm or cold in slices: it’s lovely warm with cream or ice-cream. Enjoy!
If you’re not keen on sultanas you could leave them out, or replace with an alternative dried fruit or something like glazed cherries.
You could also replace the honey for golden syrup if you’re not a honey fan.
This is a yummy, quick and easy teatime treat or dessert to make - we hope you enjoy it!
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