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Thursday, 4 April 2013

Intoducing...


I've wanted to include guest authors on here for a very long time and now, it gives me great pleasure to introduce my chum Freyr's first contribution to BakingBo! Ta da! 
Freyr’s Gooey Banana Cake:
Time:
Prep - 10mins
Bake - 45mins
Equipment:
2lb cake tin
Saucepan
Ingredients:
125g butter
150g brown sugar
1 vanilla pod or 2tsp vanilla essence
1 egg, beaten
2 bananas (the riper, the better!), mashed
190g self-raising flour
80ml milk
2tbsp golden syrup
1tbsp cocoa powder (drinking chocolate works surprisingly well too!)










Rightie. Get your oven on the go at gas mark 3 (170ÂșC) and grease that loaf tin.  Strip the vanilla pod and add the seeds to a saucepan with the butter and sugar and about 1tbsp golden syrup. If you’re using vanilla essence instead of fresh, then add that in instead. 













Stir everything together on a medium heat until it starts to melt together. This should take 2mins max. Once the butter, sugar, vanilla, and syrup have come together in the pan, remove from the heat and mix in the mashed banana, before adding the egg. Be sure to stir the egg in quickly as we don’t want it to scramble!













Next, add in the milk and flour along with some more golden syrup (if you want it to be extra gooey!) and the chocolate powder. Stir it up really well until all the flour has disappeared into the mix and transfer it to the loaf tin.













Settle the mixture in the tin and sprinkle with some more sugar for a crispy topping when it comes out of the oven. 













Bake the mix for approx. 45mins and leave to settle for 15mins when you take the cake out of the oven.Cut up the cake and serve with some nice Greek yoghurt or clotted cream ice cream for an afternoon tea treat!  - Freyr 


And there we are! I think it looks absolutely delicious! 
Hopefully this will encourage a stream of other recipes from guest bloggers coming soon! X Bo







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