We love banana bread, so when I found this recipe, it seemed to combined two wonderful flavors. I love cakes that are simple and you don’t have to cream the butter and sugar.

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2 large or 3 medium very ripe bananas. The riper the better, as they are easier to mash
6 oz butter
8 oz superfine (caster) sugar
10 oz self-raising flour
1 1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda (baking soda)
pinch of salt
2 tsp good quality vanilla essence
3 large eggs
1 packet of chocolate chips (dark or milk)

Preheat the oven to 350 F
Grease and line the bottom of an 8 inch tin, round or square
Melt the butter and sugar in a large saucepan over low heat until the sugar is dissolved.
Remove from the heat.
Add the flour, baking soda and salt to the sugar and butter mixture and mix well.
Mash the bananas and mix in the vanilla essence to the bananas
Beat the eggs
Add the banana mixture and eggs to the mixture and beat together.
Leave the mixture to cool before adding the chocolate chips, otherwise they will melt.
Pour the mixture into the prepared tin and cook for approximately 1 hour. It’s cooked when it’s a nice brown color and if you put a skewer in, it comes out clean.