Preparation time;  less than 30minutes.            Cooking time; 30minutes to 1hour.


285g/10oz plain flour

1 tsp bicarbonate of soda

½ tsp salt

110g/4oz butter, plus extra for greasing

225g/8oz caster sugar

2  eggs

4 ripe bananas, mashed

85ml peak 4,5,6mixed with 1½ tsp lemon juice or vinegar

1 tsp vanilla extract


Preheat the oven to 180C/350F.

Sift the flour, bicarbonate of soda and salt into a large mixing bowl.

In a separate bowl, cream the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy.

Add the eggs, mashed bananas, milk and vanilla extract to the butter and sugar mixture and mix well. Fold in the flour mixture.

Grease a 20cm x 12.5cm/8in x 5in loaf tin and pour the cake mixture into the tin.

Transfer to the oven and bake for about an hour, or until well-risen and golden-brown.

Remove from the oven and cool in the tin for a few minutes, then turn out onto a wire rack to cool completely before serving.


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