Sunday, August 11, 2013

For Millie

Our young gorgeous chickens, who are still ravenous and romping around the yard eating us out of house and home, had to start earning their keep ... eventually,.

Well now they have...and here are the results..

Gorgeous aren't they? 

...and cake

Banana cake this week, two of them. One for Mont to take to "The Doon"

...and one for home

But it's these little beauties that always make me smile

So,'s a recipe for my banana cake, which includes our gorgeous googies..

Cream butter and sugar together, add eggs (I used three) one at a time and beat well in between each one
Add mashed bananas, (I used 5 for 2 cakes) If the batter curdles a little, add a teaspoon of flour
Then add flour and mix together. I used about half plain flour and half self raising flour. Maybe a cup of each

Add a teaspoon of bi-carb soda to a splash of milk and a large dollop of yogurt. mix until it doubles in froths a bit and expands, then add to the cake batter. Mix through then put into prepared baking tins and back at 160-180, depending on your oven, for about 40 minutes

I can't be any more specific than that with the quantities because I've been making this cake for as long as I can remember and I just go by "feel".

happy happy


  1. Just beautiful, congratulations. We adore ADORE our hens. Ages ago on my blog (before i took this loooong break from blogging) you won a giveaway & while i'm not sure if the PR company still has the prize available, i though i'd see if we can finalise it one way or the other. I did ask at the time, i'm just following up (months later) to tie up the last of the loose ends on my blog. Can you please email me at your delivery address (not a PO Box) just in case they can still send you the Harry Potter xBox Kinect game. So so so sorry, communication issues & gremlins, we'll blame them. Love Posie

  2. I'd love to have chickens, but we have two dogs who would terrorise the poor things. Lucky for me my sister in law lives 8 minutes away and has chickens who lay 6 eggs a day! We generally get a dozen a fortnight from her. So much nicer than store brought eggs!

  3. They must be happy and settled in which is good. Those cakes look delicious! And so much better with healthy home laid eggs :)


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