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Banana Loaf

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Ingredients

  • 7oz plain flour
  • 1 level teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 level teaspoon bicarbonate soda
  • 4oz caster sugar
  • 2oz margarine
  • 1 egg
  • A little milk
  • 2 bananas (mashed)

Method

Seive the flour, bicarbonate soda and baking powder. Rub in the margarine and caster sugar. Add mashed bananas, beat in egg and milk and mix well. Grease a loaf tin and bake for 1 hour at 190oc in the centre of the oven.

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  • So handy to make an tastes unreal! :)

    Sunday, 7 September
    By Amy
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  • I cooked it with raisins it tasted soo tasty :)

    Friday, 21 February, 2014
    By Hi!
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  • Hi - this looks yummy!

    National banana bread day is the 23rd of february. Bananas appeared in the us in the 1870 and it took a while for them to appear as ingredient items for desserts. The actual banana bread recipes began being published in cookbooks around the great depression as resourceful housewives didn't wish to throw away overripe bananas (as they were still a costly item to purchase). Make your own:

    http://www.Youtube.Com/watch?V=ir5zxm8yjqo

    Saturday, 18 January, 2014
    By Tushar
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  • So easy i put everything into my blender and it turned out great thanks for the recipie

    Monday, 14 October, 2013
    By Allison
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  • I cooked it in a big loaf tin so its not as tall and it only took 30 mins

    Friday, 1 March, 2013
    By Zoe
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  • Lovely cake thank you . I just put it all in liquidiser ad added spice and sultanas

    Friday, 1 March, 2013
    By Zoe
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  • A little milk? Just how much is "a little milk?" that's plain dumb!

    Saturday, 9 February, 2013
    By Nadene
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  • Change the metric to cups or grams pls

    Friday, 8 February, 2013
    By Venus
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  • Kwl cake, really nice ;)

    Saturday, 15 December, 2012
    By Jaiyden
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  • Yummy!

    Thursday, 6 December, 2012
    By Lily
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  • Fab recipie, it never goes wrong and i am a lazy cook literally just chuck all ingredients at the same time - turn on the food micer and job done. Sometimes chuck a handful of raisins in and mixed spices - whatever we fancy at the time.....
    I think my 3 year old has cottoned onto the fact that if he doesnt eat bananas, once they have gone a bit too ripe he knows i make him a banana cake !!

    Monday, 26 November, 2012
    By Clare
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  • Lovely!! Nice and easy thank you.

    Friday, 2 November, 2012
    By Shira
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  • Delicious! Thanks very much. I bake in ounces too, so drop the attitude marie rose!

    Saturday, 29 September, 2012
    By Beanbag
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  • Love this recipe - simple, quick and effective... Passed through the family now so they can make their own versions - never goes wrong! Amazing with nutella running through it...

    Thursday, 6 September, 2012
    By Ali
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  • I have just tried it today, i added coco powder to it by adding 5oz plain flour and 2oz coco powder, it came out really nice :)

    Friday, 3 August, 2012
    By Robyn
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  • Hey plentya people still use ounces, and alotta people find it easier. And does it really matter? No ones gunna know at teh end :b

    Monday, 30 July, 2012
    By E.l.piper
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  • Love this recipe, have made it about 8 times now and it always comes out really moist and bouncy. I still work in ounces too. :) it's not hard to convert if you're that desperate to use grammes.

    Wednesday, 4 July, 2012
    By Angela
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  • Great cake. I did it with sr flour instead of using baking powder and bicarbonate it was so quick easy and tastes lovely. Thanks for posting it was certainly quick and easy. Will do again.

    Friday, 8 June, 2012
    By Claire
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  • Very very nice cooler than a bag of ice

    Friday, 8 June, 2012
    By Uku8yy
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  • The best banana loaf ever definately going in my recipe book and marie rose shut up quite alot of people still use ounces

    Wednesday, 6 June, 2012
    By Sky
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  • I still use ounces. Anyway scales still have both! Looks a good recipe and will try it out.

    Tuesday, 5 June, 2012
    By Sheila
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  • Very good except that we don't work in ounces anymore, please try and use grammes in todays world

    Tuesday, 29 May, 2012
    By Marie rose
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  • Yummy banana loaf, it was the best loaf ever!

    Thursday, 3 May, 2012
    By S.g
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  • I've tried to make it and it sort of worked.

    Thursday, 3 May, 2012
    By Lucy daniels
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  • Y i no on comments anymore bloodz

    Monday, 30 April, 2012
    By Bob jeffers
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  • You should make a cheese loaf

    Monday, 23 April, 2012
    By Cheese man
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  • I <3 this recipie for banana loaf! I like to add 2 more bananas and either a little cinnamon or nutmeg.

    Sunday, 15 April, 2012
    By Gwen
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  • This is lovely! Made a nice springy cake that had a sort of sugary crust when it came out of the oven - yum - which is now sticky the next day - yum!!!
    Brought some to work for my friend, forgetting she didn't like bananas. Oh well, i suppose i'll manage to force it down! :)

    Thursday, 5 April, 2012
    By Louise
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  • I made this...Today...But i changed the caster sugar to light mascavado sugar and added roughly chopped walnuts...Have to say i love baking and have made plenty banana loafs varies recipe...The simpleness of this recipe is just fantastic...Just ate a slice n it was moist springy and with the mascavado sugar instead of the caster had a slight toffee taste and the crusting more like crystalising just delicious!! Xxx

    Wednesday, 28 March, 2012
    By Kathryn
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  • Perfect.

    Sunday, 26 February, 2012
    By Coco
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  • I have used this reciepe for many years this is the good old fashion way before all these electric mixers try adding chopped walnuts to this lovely

    Sunday, 5 February, 2012
    By Annabella
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  • Im going shopping today and i took a liking to this think im going to buy ingriedients and make it wish me luck!!!X

    Sunday, 15 January, 2012
    By Aimee
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  • This is a great recipe. So simple and the best tasting banana loaf i have ever made.
    Thanks

    Tuesday, 10 January, 2012
    By Mary
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  • This method of rubbing the fat into the flour is how you make pastry - not a cake. With cakes you should cream the butter and sugar together, then add in the egg, the finally add flour gradually. You will get a much better result!

    Saturday, 19 November, 2011
    By Jess
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  • This is a lovely recipe, really enjoyed it:)

    Monday, 14 November, 2011
    By Amy
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  • I love to bake ad this is one of my favourites , its really good.

    Thursday, 20 October, 2011
    By Euan
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  • Made this plenty of times for the cafe i worked in everyone enjoyed it made some for my mother she liked it so much i had to give her the recipe

    Monday, 10 October, 2011
    By Jester
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  • I need help with measurement, i'm rubbish when it comes to pounds nd ounces

    Friday, 23 September, 2011
    By Norah
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  • Aw great recipe my hubby injoyed it xx

    Thursday, 22 September, 2011
    By Isobel paterson
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  • Tasted it and so did my mum,....It actually ended up being really moist inside and very tasty...Soooo a very worthwhile recipe and actualy very simple to do :) xx

    Friday, 16 September, 2011
    By Nicola
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  • I made this today...I havnt tasted it yet, but the surface actually goes a bit dark and almost burned colour, and tht was half hour into cookin and the middle was still goo-ey but im assuming that must be how its meant to look...Havnt tasted it yet but the inside seems soft and the surrounding surface is quite springy evn though dark :) excited to try it haha! :)

    Friday, 16 September, 2011
    By Nicola
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  • Looks great! I'm making one this afternoon so wish me luck!

    Sunday, 21 August, 2011
    By ------------------
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  • I love this recipe. Simple to make and tastes great!

    Friday, 8 July, 2011
    By Zoe
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  • Just made mine and added cinnamon and raisins 3 narnas was delish!

    Monday, 20 June, 2011
    By Em
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  • This is by far the best banana loaf receipe, the only one that doesnt turn out soggy in the middle, thanks xx

    Thursday, 2 June, 2011
    By Colleen
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  • Great recipe! Although i only put it in for 30 mins as it cooked perfectly

    Saturday, 19 March, 2011
    By Christy
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  • I have used this recipe time and time again - the best i have come across so far. Think i qualify as a student albeit a student in my 40s!

    Wednesday, 9 March, 2011
    By Cath nicoll
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  • Really quick, fuss-free recipe and it tasted lovely. Thank you very much!

    Sunday, 6 March, 2011
    By Sally
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  • I put a comment on b4 i did enjoy it but i think i'll enjoy it more this time i don't think i put enough milk in the last time so it was a bit eggy but i think i have mastered it this time and i have the correct setting on the oven aswell this time so it's looking good! Mmmmm

    Sunday, 27 February, 2011
    By John
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  • Emm seems soo simple ,
    i'll try it anyway
    i don have cinamonne wah can i use to add flavour

    Saturday, 26 February, 2011
    By Nash
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  • Just had a go,just thought id send a wee msg to say how easy iv found it so far,its in the oven just as im here,iv put cinnamon in it so ill see how it turns out it smells good so far!!! Mmmmm ice cream and bannana loaf cake for my pudding me thinks!!!

    Wednesday, 16 February, 2011
    By John
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  • I am 10, and i love cokking with my mum so i am going to try this at the weekend i hope it is good !!! I will be i know because i love banana loaf i could eat it all lol thnks michelle xx :)

    Friday, 14 January, 2011
    By Beth
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  • By the way michelle , lovely banana bread, quick and easy to make.

    Saturday, 1 January, 2011
    By Jeanne
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  • Danielle,
    tips on weightloss :-
    try eating three healthy meals in a day. This will ensure you dont binge on fattenting things that have no value.
    If you feel like eating sweets,chips and cakes rather have a healthy choice instead, i.E. A fruit or a cuppa soup.
    Our body needs mainating like a car, so drink lots of water.
    Also, maintain a healthy body and mind we need to excercise, you dont have to join a gym, just start walking for half an hour extra everyday afterschool, be safe so walk with a friend or a parent.
    There are lots of little things you can do to help you lose weight effectivley. Good luck. Hope these tips helps you.

    Saturday, 1 January, 2011
    By Jeanne
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  • This is a great recipe for a quick and easy banana loaf, my sister told me about it and i have made it loads of times now and always use this recipe and everyone loves it! Sometimes i will put some cinnamon in to the mix to give it a different kind of edge and it works really well with the banana.

    Wednesday, 29 December, 2010
    By Amy
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  • Iv put on like some weight recently so i wouldnt know much really ..Speaking of which does anyone know any good weight loss tips ..Im like proper fat and its like a proper problem innit? Is it just normal to get really fat at any age? Xxxxx tap back xxx

    Sunday, 14 November, 2010
    By Dannielle
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  • I made this before but it was a much simpler recipe, also if you have bruised bananas this is a great way to use them coz the sugar ect coveres the taste of the off bits.

    Sunday, 14 November, 2010
    By Jake
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  • Omg that is lovely family loved it !! Added some cinimon to give it that extra kick

    Saturday, 13 November, 2010
    By Rachel
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  • This is the first time i have made bannana loaf wish me luck

    Saturday, 13 November, 2010
    By Rachel
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  • Have never made banana loaf before hope this isgood wish me luck lol

    Saturday, 13 November, 2010
    By Rachel
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  • I had to improvise as i am a poor studentand couldnt go shoping =) used butter, granulated sugar and only bicarb soda, worked just as well don't think there will be much left at the end of the night =) xxx

    Wednesday, 20 October, 2010
    By Rae
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  • Great recipe, was fab x

    Tuesday, 21 September, 2010
    By Erin
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  • Great recipe!
    Big hit with the family thanks again chef michelle !!!

    Friday, 17 September, 2010
    By Catherine xxx
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  • Made this the other week with chocolate buttons went down a treat! Reminds me of a recipe i used when i was a child! :)

    Saturday, 11 September, 2010
    By Beki
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  • Im also 11 and love cooking !!!
    Bakingis the best
    i love cakeee !!
    This recipe has too many bananas !!!
    Xx
    l0l

    Sunday, 5 September, 2010
    By Yummy
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  • Im 11,i love baking,though i havint tried this recipe yet!I am going to start in 1 hour,cant wait everybody says its good!!!!
    I might put 3 bananas in instead of 2 cause i tried a recipe with 3 and it was gorgeous.
    Lol

    Thursday, 2 September, 2010
    By Jessica
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  • Made this lots of times now. I add cinnamon or choc chips to it. Today i added a grated apple and it was fab.

    Wednesday, 11 August, 2010
    By Rachel
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  • Fab recipie really useful for young people who like cooking

    Tuesday, 13 July, 2010
    By Iman
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  • Fab recipe. I used the mixture for muffins just 15 mins in the oven. Fabulous!

    Saturday, 26 June, 2010
    By Adeke
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  • Love this recipe. I have made it a few times. I just feel that an hour is too long. Mine was ready in 40mns

    Monday, 21 June, 2010
    By Kath
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  • I love making banana loaf and cant wait to give this a try, im only 13 but i love cooking :d <3

    Tuesday, 8 June, 2010
    By Barbiie girl <3
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  • Adorei a sua receita !
    Delicious ! ! ! !
    Beijos do brasil rumo ao hexa!!!!!!!!!!!

    Monday, 31 May, 2010
    By Eduarda silvestri
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  • My favourite recipe! Rni add chopped pecans and fudge cubes to mine, ooh yummy!

    Monday, 17 May, 2010
    By Bryony
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  • I didn't add the milk cos the mixture looked wet enough, i think it might have helped, but it was still super tasty and an excellently easy recipe!
    Cheers! :)

    Thursday, 1 April, 2010
    By Neil
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  • Mmmmm...X

    Monday, 8 March, 2010
    By Coco
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  • I have just put it in the oven hope it turns out alright! :)

    Sunday, 28 February, 2010
    By Korin x
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  • Yummy! Tried adding chopped fudge and it was amazing.
    Be aware though that if you're not using a loaf tin it cooks a lot faster... Mine got kinda burnt, and it wasn't even in there for the full hour.

    Thursday, 11 February, 2010
    By Chrissie
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  • Easy recipe using basic store cupboard ingredients so no lavish shoping trip required. Flavour excellent but a bit stodgy but i think my oven cooked the outside too quick. Defo try again - might add a bit of nutmeg or cinnamon. A yummy scrummy recipe n a big hit with the kids.

    Monday, 23 November, 2009
    By Justjo
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  • Brilliant basic recipe, thank you. Just had a go at this one this evening - added a third banana but think it might have made it a bit soggy - or was that because we couldn't wait for it to cool before we demolished the lot!! Also added about 2/3oz sultanas - nice. :o) will keep experimenting with the basic recipe until we get it right - oh dear, more taste testing.........

    Saturday, 14 November, 2009
    By Kitteh
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  • My husband made this with our wee boy - really easy great recipe - thanks!

    Saturday, 24 October, 2009
    By Erica
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  • It was really easy to make but when i took it out the oven there was only a tiny bit left!!!!! I will not be using this recipe again.

    Sunday, 11 October, 2009
    By Anne
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  • Its a really easy recipe!!!!:) but it didnt really taste much of bananas so i think you might need to add 1 more banana to the recipe other than that it was a great thing to make when you have spare bananas!!!!!Thanks

    Sunday, 11 October, 2009
    By Jessica and sharon
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  • Amazing

    Saturday, 10 October, 2009
    By Rachel
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  • Ive done it a couple of times and its a really easy recipe. I've got it in the oven but this time ive added chocolate and nuts, hope it turns out good :)

    Thursday, 24 September, 2009
    By Roni
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  • Ab fab,make one for my friends once a week !!!!!!

    Saturday, 5 September, 2009
    By Chrissy
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  • I have made this before and it was lovely! I made it for my mates and it went down a treat! Well done!:)

    Wednesday, 26 August, 2009
    By Chris
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  • Me and my mate made this, it was absolutely gorgeous. Thumbs up from us. Xx

    Monday, 27 July, 2009
    By Holly
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  • Sorry, what is this recipe in grams

    Monday, 27 July, 2009
    By Amy
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  • Its really great served with custard. My mums friends came round for dinner and i made this for the first time and they really enjoyed it :d

    Thursday, 18 June, 2009
    By Netty
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  • There is only half of it left and we only got it out of the oven!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Wednesday, 17 June, 2009
    By Sally wade
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  • It is yummy!!!!

    Wednesday, 17 June, 2009
    By Samuel
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  • This is great

    Friday, 12 June, 2009
    By Leigh
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  • Lovely! Made it with the cinnamon and choc chips. Thanks ladies.

    Friday, 29 May, 2009
    By Kate
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  • Yummy!
    I've also tried adding a handful of choc chips, or a pinch of ground cinnamon.This is super easy to make thanks chef michelle!Xx

    Monday, 23 February, 2009
    By Rosie
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  • Great recipe

    Sunday, 8 February, 2009
    By Charlotte
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