Monday, August 16

At My House

Today I did a bit of cooking for the lunch boxes. Easy recipes today, the melt and mix type. A choc chip banana bread and some Anzac biscuits.

Choc chip banana bread
1 cup plain flour
3/4 cup self-raising flour
1 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
2/3 cup dark brown sugar, firmly packed
2/3 cup milk chocolate chips
3 large ripe bananas

2 eggs, lightly whisked
100g unsalted butter, melted

1/4 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 cup icing sugar, sifted
1 1/2 tablespoons boiling water
1 teaspoon soft butter

1. Preheat oven to moderate, 180 degrees celsius. Lightly grease a 10x20cm loaf pan and line base and 2 long sides with baking paper.
2. In a large bowl, sift flours, baking powder, cinnamon, salt and soda together. Stir sugar and choc bit through.
3. In a bowl, mash bananas with a fork. Stir in eggs, butter, milk and vanilla. Lightly fold into the dry ingredients, until combined.

4. Pour into pan. Bake for 50-55 minutes, until cooked when tested. Cover with foil for the last 10 minutes of baking if too brown. Cool in pan for 10 minutes before turning out onto a wire rack to cool completely.
5. Icing. In a small bowl, combine all ingredients together until smooth. Drizzle over loaf before slicing.

When the girls came home from school it time to chill and relax after a not so good day for them, so time for a bit of creative, painting.

What happened in your house today? If you want to play pop along over to Lou Lou's.


  1. Fantastic Catherine. I love easy recipes. I'm sure they will be enjoyed in your girls lunch boxes this week.

    Thanks so much for joining in this week. It was lovely to visit your house. Lou.

  2. Yummo! I did my baking yesterday.. fully stocked up on anzacs, but that bannana bread looks so tasty it may have to be made (and eaten!) tomorrow!
    I was looking after my Mum today, driving her to the doctors and then I brought her home to surprise the girls when they got home from school.. They started swimming lessons today, so they were a little touchy too!
    Flick x

  3. It all looks yummy!! I had a not good night as far as sleeping goes... can I come to your house and color? :)

  4. Yummy! I'll have a piece of your delicious cake please to go with my cup of tea here :) Hope your girls had an enjoyable afternoon after a not so pleasant day - they're lucky to have a mum who spoils them with such delicious treats xx

  5. looks like a great day. that banana bread looks soooo good.

  6. Ooh yummy recipes Catherine! That banana bread looks a treat...and with banana in it you can convince yourself it's super healthy and have two pieces! Hope your week is behaving itself :)

  7. Good on you!! The cake looks delicious... And as for the artwork, that should have made the girls happy. Pruxxx

  8. The recipes are great , thanks very much !

  9. Oh that banana bread looks FABULOUS!! I'm going to keep this recipe for the next time I've a glut of bananas (seems to happen often - we always seem to be given bananas just when we've bought a big load!!)

    Have a lovely week!

  10. Can't go past anzac biscuits- delicious!


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