Monday, December 01, 2008

An Early Birthday Present

My wonderful neighbour came over for coffee on the weekend and delivered my birthday present at the same time. Nothing unusual there except that it's not my birthday for another three weeks and we see each other just about every single day!

She'd bought the new Donna Hay cookbook for me and wanted to give it to me right away so that I wouldn't buy it for myself.

To say that I LOVE my gift would be a massive understatement. I'd actually been looking at this book the day before while I was shopping and put it back on the shelf knowing that Hubby would be most unhappy if I brought home another cookbook - especially as I haven't been cooking a great deal of late. So... I broke out my new cookbook yesterday and made the easiest and, to my mind, yummiest banana bread I've come across.

Simple Banana Bread
No Time To Cook by Donna Hay

Combine 1 2/3 cups plain flour, 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder, 1/3 cup caster sugar, 1/3 cup brown sugar and 1 teaspoon vanilla extract. Make a well in the centre, add 2 eggs, 1/2 cup vegetable oil and 3 mashed bananas and mix to combine. Pour into a greased 20cm x 10cm x 10cm loaf tin. Sprinkle with brown sugar and bake in a preheated 160C oven for 60 minutes or until cooked when tested.


Anne at #3 said...

Hi Mandij, So happy you LOVE your 'early' b-day present. I had an alterior motive really. I knew that I would be the lucky recipient of some of those recipes, especially the sweet ones over a cup of tea! XXX Anne

Samantha said...

This recipe is delicious!!! Thankyou so much for posting it, about to make some more right now :P

Anonymous said...

This tasted great, alas it doesnt look anything like your one :(
I think maybe next time ill use a different tin and leave it in longer.

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