Cakes & Cats

With all the eggs I have had recently I had a bit of a baking session. At the moment I am getting at least 5 duck eggs a day and an occasional chicken egg too which is far more than two people can eat! I give neighbours some but have found that a lot of people are reluctant to try duck eggs which is such a shame as they are missing out on a delicious tasty treat.

I made a lovely strawberry and cream cake as my strawberries are also finally ripening up and it was absolutely delicious (if somewhat highly calorific!). Today I’m going to try to use up some bananas making banana bread and an omelette for tea it is! My banana bread recipe:

3 mashed ripe bananas

300g self-raising flour

150g soft unsalted butter

150g demerara sugar

2 eggs

2 teaspoons lemon juice

80g dried chopped fruit

2 tablespoons olive oil

Pre-heat the oven at 180 degrees Celsius (gas mark 4).

Mix the butter and sugar together and then stir in the bananas and the dried fruit. Add one of the eggs and sieve in half of the flour then add the second egg and the remaining flour and lemon juice. Try to get air into the mix by using a fork and stirring in a figure of eight shape. Now add the olive oil and mix again in the same way.

Poor the mix into a greased baking dish for 60 minutes and test it is cooked by piercing with a fork and checking the fork is removed clean from the cake.

 

As well as eating the eggs ourselves the cats do get them too. I was recommended by the vet when I had a cat with a poorly tum that the egg would help to bind him up and it also helps to bulk them out. I now have a cat that despite eating plenty is still a bit of a skinny wretch and he gets an egg a day which has helped him to put on a little weight. The problem is he now demands his egg at 10am with the most pitiful wailing until he gets it! I may have created a spoilt monster…..

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4 comments on “Cakes & Cats
  1. John Monday says:

    I know a lot of folks who don’t eat eggs (they’re allergic, for health reasons, or concerns about animal cruelty). Here’s an awesome site that gives tips on cooking and baking without eggs: http://EggFreeLiving.com

  2. Hilary says:

    Hi, just to say am really enjoying your blog and the website as a whole. We haven’t got any chickens yet so am just looking into it but you are really inspiring me! Thanks for all the great info .

  3. Cara says:

    Hi Hilary, great to know that we may have another budding poultry keeper on the way! I really do love having them around and the eggs are the best bonus there is. If looking into poultry keeping our forums are great for help and advice from fellow keepers to get you on your way to fresh eggs and chicken antics http://www.chat.allotment.org.uk.

  4. Hilary says:

    Hi Cara, thanks so much for your reply. Just to let you know we have had an offer accepted on a house which has large fox-proof coops for chickens and ducks so if it all goes through we shall definitely be joining the poultry keeping ranks. I have bookmarked your site and will return regularly. Cheers!

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