Tuesday 7 February 2012

While I'm at work - Banana bread

(Goblin is 27 months)
While I was at work today I received a series of photos. They were photos of Goblin baking, or should I say, eating various baking ingredients. When I got home I was given a piece of delicious banana bread. I thought it would be mean not to share the recipe with you so I asked Hublet to write it down. Not only did he write it down but he also wrote the instructions. They were more amusing than my second hand write up would have been so here it is as drafted by Hublet.

Ingredients - All these are ballpark as I don't really do recipes, I do weigh things but not very accurately:
250g plain flour
250g brown sugar
100g butter
100ml milk
1tbsp lemon juice
1tsp baking soda
1tsp salt
1tsp vanilla extract
2 eggs
4 ripe bananas (mashed with a fork)
50g mixed dried fruit (optional)

Hopefully nothing else I have forgotten!

Wash everyone's hands, several times if necessary since it is now a fun game.

Preheat oven to 180C (Gas mark 4, 350F) (convection, fan ovens will be lower) 

Explain to toddler that oven will be hot soon, despite it currently appearing like a warm place to climb into.

Put sugar into a plastic bowl and arm toddler with a wooden spoon.

Melt butter in microwave and cream into sugar

Prevent toddler from eating sugary butter goo

Add all other ingredients mixing in throughly (I can't be bothered to sieve things or add in a specific order)
Mash an extra banana to replace the one your toddler ate
Pour into a greased (or lined with baking parchment to be safe) loaf tin then put into the oven.

Spend the interim tidying up and licking bowls/spoons.
Bake for about an hour, checking with a skewer until it comes out clean (mine ended up needing an hour and 15 minutes but I would check after an hour as it will depend on the dimensions of your tin)
Remove skewer from toddler as he is waving it wildly

Leave to cool in the tin for about 10 minutes then turn out onto a cooling rack.

Eat rapidly

I'm linking Hublet's cooking instructions to 
 It's Playtime at hands on : as we grow


  1. hahaha, great instructions! I'm not one for sifting or adding in order all the time either! I do particularly like '...oven will be hot soon, despite it currently appearing like a warm place to climb into'! Fantastic, and thanks for linking up! We've been away, so will have to bake up a quick storm tomorrow morning and then post!

  2. what a cute post!!! Love this, can't wait to start baking with my toddler.


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