Freshly baked, warm banana bread must be up there with the greatest traditional snacks.

Here is a recipe to make this legendary snack.

Ingredients (for 1 medium bread)

125 g soft butter ( replace with margerine or 125 ml vegetable oil)

200 ml brown sugar

2 large eggs

5 ml (1 tsp) vanilla essence

3 small very ripe bananas, mashed into a pulp

juice a half a small lemon

45 ml (3 tbs) milk

500 ml (2 cups) cake flour (if you wish to use self raising flour, leave out the baking powder )

5 ml (1 tsp) baking powder

5 ml (1 tsp) bicarbonate of soda


Preheat the oven to 180 degrees.

Whisk the butter and sugar together until light and creamy, add the eggs one by one as well as the vanilla essence.

Mix the banana pulp, lemon juice and milk together.

Sift the dry ingredients together and gently fold into the creamed mixture(butter mixture) alternatively with the banana mixture.

Pour into a well greased medium sized loaf tin and bake for +- 50 minutes