The school holidays in conjuction with a specific festival is long awaited by school citizens of all races and this time the holidays, which starts today, will be nine days long. And as always, as a way to release all the stress of school, I have decided to bake! I searched my pantry and I noticed I had all the ingredients I needed to bake a cake plus there were some over-ripe bananas. So, the best thing to bake is a banana cake. I know there's banana cakes and there's banana cakes, but I decided to give this recipe a try!
100g butter (I used salted butter since that's all I had in the fridge!)
100g brown castor sugar (ditto!)
2 large eggs
1 tsp vanilla essence
100g sour milk (full-cream milk plus juice from half a lemon)
100g mashed bananas (about two 'rastali' bananas)
200g self-raising flour
Beat butter and sugar until creamy and pale. Add in the eggs, vanilla essence, sour milk and mashed bananas and mix well. Then, using a spatula, fold in the flour until just mixed. Pour into a greased and lined loaf pan and bake in a 180C oven for 40 minutes.
P.S. This is a very moist and very brittle banana cake. Love this one!