2 cups self-raising flour
(or cake flour & 3 tsp baking powder)
1 cup white sugar
¾ cup milk
½ cup butter
½ tsp bicarbonate of soda
2 large eggs, beaten
½ tsp vanilla essence
3 bananas, mashed
60g whole almonds, lightly crushed
60g walnuts, lightly crushed
cold butter, for spreading
Sift the flour into a mixing bowl.
Add the sugar, milk, butter, bicarbonate of soda, beaten eggs & vanilla essence and mix well.
Fold in the mashed bananas & 50g each of the almonds & walnuts.
Pour the mixture into a large buttered loaf tin & sprinkle the top with the remaining nuts.
Bake for 1 hr or until cooked (a skewer comes out clean when inserted). Allow to cool for at least 15 mins before turning it out onto a breadboard.
To serve, cut into thick slices & butter.
Replace the bananas with 4 peeled, cored & grated apples or pears.