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What you need:

  • 225g/8oz Odlums Cream Plain Flour
  • 125g/4oz Shamrock Golden Caster Sugar
  • 2 large Bananas, mashed
  • 4 tablespoons Vegetable Oil
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 teaspoon Odlums Baking Powder
  • Good pinch of Goodall's Cinnamon


To Decorate

  • 75g/3oz Cream Cheese
  • 75g/3oz Butter (room temperature)
  • 1 teaspoon Goodall's Vanilla Essence
  • 225g/8oz Icing Sugar
  • Banana Slices (optional)

How to:

  1. Preheat oven to 180°C/350°F/Gas 4. Line a Swiss Roll tin 28cm x 18cm / 11" x 7" with greaseproof paper or baking parchment.
  2. Place sugar, bananas, oil and eggs into a large mixing bowl and blend together.
  3. Add the flour, baking powder and cinnamon and gently stir until mixture is smooth and ingredients are all blended.
  4. Pour into the prepared tin and spread evenly.
  5. Bake for 20-25 minutes until top is golden and a cocktail stick inserted in the centre comes out clean.
  6. Allow to cool completely.

Topping

  1. Beat cream cheese, butter and vanilla essence together. Then gradually beat in the icing sugar until topping is smooth and spreadable.
  2. Spread on cake and cut into squares. Top with banana slices. Cover and store in a fridge.

Note

  • Banana Squares are also delicious served plain, topped with chocolate spread or simply dusted with icing sugar
banana squares

Banana Squares

Category

Afternoon Tea

Cook Time

20-25 mins

What you need:

  • 225g/8oz Odlums Cream Plain Flour
  • 125g/4oz Shamrock Golden Caster Sugar
  • 2 large Bananas, mashed
  • 4 tablespoons Vegetable Oil
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 teaspoon Odlums Baking Powder
  • Good pinch of Goodall's Cinnamon


To Decorate

  • 75g/3oz Cream Cheese
  • 75g/3oz Butter (room temperature)
  • 1 teaspoon Goodall's Vanilla Essence
  • 225g/8oz Icing Sugar
  • Banana Slices (optional)

How to:

  1. Preheat oven to 180°C/350°F/Gas 4. Line a Swiss Roll tin 28cm x 18cm / 11" x 7" with greaseproof paper or baking parchment.
  2. Place sugar, bananas, oil and eggs into a large mixing bowl and blend together.
  3. Add the flour, baking powder and cinnamon and gently stir until mixture is smooth and ingredients are all blended.
  4. Pour into the prepared tin and spread evenly.
  5. Bake for 20-25 minutes until top is golden and a cocktail stick inserted in the centre comes out clean.
  6. Allow to cool completely.

Topping

  1. Beat cream cheese, butter and vanilla essence together. Then gradually beat in the icing sugar until topping is smooth and spreadable.
  2. Spread on cake and cut into squares. Top with banana slices. Cover and store in a fridge.

Note

  • Banana Squares are also delicious served plain, topped with chocolate spread or simply dusted with icing sugar
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