You may have read in the press this week that bananas are the one food purchase that are most likely to end up being thrown away. It seems a sad waste of food that has travelled many miles and for that reason this month’s recipe to be shared is:
Banana Cake (this always works and is even better topped with chocolate icing!)
1 cup sugar
1 and half cups sifted flour (self raising preferable)
3 ripe bananas, mashed
1 tsp baking soda mixed with 3 tblsp milk at room temperature
Cream the butter and sugar. Add the egg and beat. Add the flour and mashed banana and finally the soda in milk mixture. Pour into a greased and floured ring tin and bake at 175 degrees for about 1 hour. Let it cool before covering with chocolate icing.
Optional chocolate icing:
Icing sugar, cocoa
Melt a small amount of butter in a tiny amount of boiling water, stir in icing sugar and cocoa and mix until you have a smooth, spreadable mixture.
This is an absolutely brilliant way of using up bananas- works every time and if the banana skins end up in a compost bin, even better!
This has already been a busy week at White Cloud- gearing up for the arrival of our next container, making up a special 7′ square Magniwool underblanket as a special order, and brushing up our French to help bring to fruition a big order for France. Our Spring newsletter is very nearly hot off the press, to be sent to all our existing customers with news of a seasonal offer and some tips for sleeping better …