Have tea with me, will you? Tea ( although I haven’t even put the kettle on yet) and a slice of cake.
Banana Bread. Using all those bananas that don’t get eaten in time.
We’ll sit and chat and stare at the Spring sun and talk of the months to come. How we’ll give up sweet things for Lent and then scoff slices of Simnel Cake at Easter.
We’ll only take a moment because life is busy, but the moment will be full and rich. We’ll remind ourselves that it’s the people in our lives that count the most but keep an eye out for those we don’t know in case they need us too.
We’ll give thanks to nature in all its pastel pink glory. Brightening our day by giving us such sweetly scented blooms so early on in the year. I’m not kidding, this small Hyacinth’s scent has filled the room and is currently making its way out in to the hall.
We’ll remind ourselves that gratitude is a key to power and give thanks for everything we have. Because we have so much. Come and have tea and cake with me.
Banana Bread recipe -
- 125g Butter
- 175g packed brown sugar
- 2 eggs
- 280g sifted plain flour
- Pinch of salt
- 1 tsp Bicarbonate of Soda
- 120ml Skimmed Milk
- 3 or 4 Bananas mashed (medium)
- 1 tsp Vanilla extract
- 100g Chopped Walnuts
- Half teaspoon Cinnamon
Pre – heat the oven to 180c. Cream the butter and the sugar together. Whisk both eggs, add to the mixture and mix together. Add the flour, salt, Bicarbonate of soda and the milk and mix well. Add the bananas the Vanilla, the walnuts and the cinnamon and fold together thoroughly.
Place in a well greased loaf tin and bake for one hour.
Serve with tea to friends. Wrap up and keep it airtight to make it last longer and never ever think that taking time out, even if it’s only for a moment, is a waste of time.
Have a lovely day and thank you so much for your thoughts yesterday. I am going to do what one commenter suggested and plant something in my garden for this person. I didn’t think of that but of course it’s perfect. She would like that but not quite believe it was for her and her alone. That is how wonderful she was.
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