Everyone loves a good banana loaf, so make a date with this classic.
This is also good toasted.
2 cups (300g) self raising flour
1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
125g stoned dates, chopped
1/2 cup (115g) castor sugar
1 cup (250ml) milk
1 cup over ripe mashed banana
Preheat oven to 175C, gas 4.
Line a 2lb loaf tin.
Sift the flour, soda and nutmeg into a large bowl.
Stir in the dates and sugar.
Combine the milk, eggs and banana in a separate bowl, then fold (do not beat it) into the date mixtureuntil well combines.
Pour into the loaf tin.
Bake for 50-55 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the centre of the loaf comes out clean.
Cool for in the tin for 10 minutes before turning out onto a rack to cool.