Monday, 2 May 2011

Making and Baking

After a quick trip into Worthing this morning, (mainly to get blown around by the wind it seems!) and a quick stop off for some lunch (well it is a bank holiday after all....), I have spent the rest of the day making and baking.

I have had a second comissioned card to do, this time for a girls 1st birthday. I kind of knew instantly what I was going to do, the only instruction being to make it pink and sparkly. I cut out a number 1 in pink paper and decorated it with handcut butterflies, punched flowers, glitter, silver gems, and the little girls name. It was really good fun to make, and im considering offering something like this in my shop.

Once this was done, I decided to make some yummy banana bread. I like to bake, but I admit to not being the most successful baker (full marks for effort though!). I am getting better, and learning as I go.

This banana bread is really easy to make. It must be if I can do it! I found it in a Womens Weekly Cookbook - Low-Fat Meals in Minutes.

What you need:

185g self-rasing flour
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 tablespoon margarine
110g sugar
1 egg, beaten lightly
60ml milk
1 ripe mashed banana

All you need to do is combine flour and cinnamon in a bowl, and rub in the margarine. Stir in sugar, egg, milk and banana, but just enough to mix ingredients. Then spoon into a lined loaf tin and bake in a hot oven for about 20 mins.

This recipe is given as a breakfast idea, but its almost like a cake, so perfect with a cuppa in the afternoon. Would love to know what you think if you give it a go............take care xx


  1. The card is absolutely fabulouse, lucky little Evie and yes I would like to have a go at the Banana Loaf but when you say hot oven what exactly is the temperature please!

  2. Hi Liz,
    I had the oven at 200 degrees. Although mine took 30 mins to cook fully today. I normally check it after 20mins with a skewer. If it comes out clean, then its done, otherwise put it back in for a bit longer. My cake making can be a bit haphazard at times!!

    Let me know how you get on if you do try it. Its a great way to use up old bananas.