As far as procrastination goes, procrastination you can eat is always a good idea. Comfort eating and misplaced productivity rolled into one! To that end, here’s what I’ve (literally) been cooking up this morning, as my two-chapter deadline looms in the background.
Easy Banana Bread
3-4 ripe bananas
180g plain flour
2.5tsp baking powder
(and if you like, a handful of chopped up chocolate and/or walnuts)
♥ Pop the oven on to heat up to 170°c
♥ Mash the bananas – the more ripe they are, the easier they mash, but I like having bits of banana so I only mash them roughly. It doesn’t really make any difference, just what you prefer!
♥ Sift the flour into a mixing bowl and add the baking powder and salt.
♥ In a separate bowl, cream the butter, sugar, and eggs.
♥ Add the bananas and the flour mixture to the butter mixture and fold together until you can’t see any more flour.
♥ Fold in the chocolate/nuts
♥ Grease & flour a loaf tin, then pour in the batter and shake to even it out.
♥ Bake for an hour-ish, until a knife comes out clean. Leave to cool in the tin for ten minutes or so before turning out.
♥ Munch a big slice with a cup of tea whilst its still warm. Yum. For breakfast tomorrow, if there’s any left, put a slice under the grill (don’t put it in the toaster, it’ll break. Voice of experience.) and butter it once it’s toasted. Or Nutella. Oh man.