Cook’s News – 22/6/2020

Hello, hope you’re all keeping well and healthy (and still eating all your veggies!)

3 weeks done, 4 to go …. The summer holidays are almost upon us!

Was great to see the pictures you kindly sent in of the cookies you’d baked at home – I can see I have some very willing assistants out there!  If there are any recipes you’d really like me to share please send in your requests – I’ll try my best to get through them all before the holidays – here’s your next one – don’t forget to email any pictures and we can pop them on the website –

Anything goes loaf!

Makes 1 Loaf tin (approx 6/8 servings, depending how thick you slice it!)

What you need: Weighing scales, sieve, wooden spoon, 2 lb loaf tin, large mixing bowl

140g softened butter / margarine

140g caster sugar

2 large eggs – beaten

140g self raising flour (or plain flour with 2 teaspoons baking powder)

2 very ripe bananas mashed or 200g frozen fruit/fresh blueberries/strawberries/raisins/choc chips!

A few extra slices of banana for topping (optional)


  1. Preheat your oven 180 degrees, grease loaf tin or line with parchment paper.
  2. Cream together (mix with a wooden spoon until soft and creamy looking) the softened butter and sugar.
  3. Slowly add the eggs and a small amount of the flour (couple of tablespoons) and mix until a smooth mixture.
  4. Pop in the remaining flour and fruit/choc of choice and ‘fold’ the mixture together (don’t over mix – use your wooden spoon and lift from the bottom like folding a piece of paper) until all the flour is completely mixed in.
  5. Pour/spoon into your loaf tin – add any extra ‘bits’ to the top of the mix and pop in the oven.
  6. Bake for around 30 minutes until golden brown (use a scewer to test that the cake is cooked all the way through – if it comes out gooey it needs more oven time.
  7. Leave to cool in the tin for 10 – 15 minutes and then pop onto a cooling rack for another 10 – 20 minutes and then ……slice and enjoy!!! (lovely warm with a bit of custard too 😉 !!)
  8. Ps Don’t forgot to take a picture before they all get eaten!!


Look forward to seeing your cakes!

Keep smiling and Happy Baking