Bananas in this country go bad so fast.
It's like…as soon as you bring them into the house, they turn brown.
I find this quite sad.
But being from England, a country basically made of cake, I know a trick.
Brown bananas are perfect for baking.
So with my day off and brown bananas in hand, there was no other option : cake making time.
Now I'm not a pro. But I can handle the basics pretty well.
1. Add butter and sugar.
I just bought butter the day before. And I even left it out so it was soft. Genius. Caster sugar running low…actually, not enough. Rummage. Find a small jam jar with more! Hurrah, so prepared! Mix together.
2. Add eggs.
Also bought yesterday.
3. Add flour.
At this point I will include the fact that my weighing scales are so cheap, I'm really not sure how accurate they are…but I've made this cake SO many times, I'm quite confident I know what it should look like at each step. And I must say, it's looking rather good at this point.
[yum! though yes...black is perhaps more accurate than brown...]
Better than usual, I'm surprised by my own skills.
And this is basically it, done.
All you have to do now is add anything else you want - bananas, chocolate chips, nuts…etc, and then put in the oven.
But you know that cake mix tastes better than the actual cake, right?
And even of you're a pro, you gotta test it just to make sure it tastes better than it looks.
So I did.
…but it tasted a bit weird…
…not like a cake…
…in fact, disgusting, what went wrong???
*gag, gag, spitting in sink!!!!!*
The jam jar of sugar.
Half of the sugar was actually salt.
Even animals wouldn't eat that.