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 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…..