Friday, December 6, 2013

Sweet Summer 2: Bite Into Jack's Banana Cake, by Susanne Gervay

125g soft butter
½ cup castor sugar
2 large eggs, whisked
2 large, ripe bananas or 3 small bananas, mashed
1 ½ cups self-raising flour
½ teaspoon bi-carb soda
pinch salt
½ cup milk
2 tablespoons of mango yoghurt (or your favourite yoghurt)
1.     Pre-heat oven to 180 degrees celsius
2.     Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy
3.     Beat eggs a bit at a time into the creamed butter and sugar
4.     Stir in half the flour, bi-carb soda and all the salt and mashed bananas
5.     Fold in the rest of the flour and bi-carb soda, adding milk to make a smooth mixture
6.     Stir in the yoghurt
7.     Spoon mixture into a greased 20cm X 10cm loaf tin or a 20cm round cake tin
Cook Banana Cake
Bake cake for about 40 minutes, or until cooked.
Cook cake in tin for 5 minutes before turning out.

Postscript: Jack’s banana cake is from ‘Always Jack’ by Susanne Gervay (from the I AM JACK series) endorsing The Cancer Council for The BIGGEST MORNING TEA.

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