I managed to bake some banana muffins and cakes whilst the weather was horrid outside. Basically it is the same recipe just that the cake takes 5 minutes extra to bake in the oven . The ingredients and recipe is listed under the photographs below.
I had been up early hoping to get things done on the allotment but the weather had other plans . Rain , rain and more rain . It was mid afternoon before I got to try out the fire basket purchased yesterday - it worked! I suppose it would have worked better had the prunings been dry but smokey as they were they still burnt in the end , the ashes from which were later spread on the very small vegetable patch I have in the back garden and then I had some cake to enjoy and life isn't too bad after all despite what the weather might bring.
|I started with 6 ripe bananas.|
|3 to be used to make muffins and 3 for a cake.|
|The bananas were mashed with a fork whilst the oven was pre-heated to 180 degrees Celsius.|
|150grams of sugar was added to each bowl and mixed in.|
|1 egg was then added to each bowl and mixed in.|
|75grams of margarine was added to each bowl and mixed in.|
|In separate bowls 200grams of plain flour was mixed with half a teaspoon of salt , half a teaspoon of baking powder and |
1 teaspoon of bicarb of soda.
|The flour mixture was then combined with the banana mixture.|
|1 lot of mixture was divided in to 2 x 8 inch lined tins.|
|1 lot of the mixture was put in to 12 muffin cases.|
|After 25 minutes the muffins were ready.|
|After 30 minutes the cake was ready.|
|Once cooled the cake was coated in butter icing.|
|And went down well with the family.|