“Life is full of banana peels; you slip and then you carry on.”- Daphne Guiness
This post is coming to you all the way from deep within a very sleep deprived haze. I am post night shift and am trying to stay awake for the day so I can get up and go about my busy week tomorrow morning without feeling like I belong on the set of The Walking Dead. Sounds simple enough doesn’t it? If you have ever worked a night shift or if you have ever been a new parent of a screaming child, you may be able to empathise. If not lets just chalk it up to epecially horrific. That will be my general excuse for poor punctuation and run on sentences, it is also my excuse for the egg I just smashed all over my kitchen floor….sigh.
This week past, I invited my grandparents over for tea. I am lucky to have them in my city and always (as I have mentioned before ), thoroughly enjoy my time with them. I am generally fond of entertaining but it counts most when it is for the people I love! So what did I do? I baked a cake! I had a few bananas kicking around in my freezer and decided that even though banana bread is great (and my Aunt Dot’s is the BEST), that a cake may seem a little more special (because they totally deserve it!). Turns out banana cake is delicious, it has a soft crumb and just the right amount of banana flavor. My co-workers seemed to enjoy the left overs as well. Recipe follows, happy baking and even happier tea-party throwing!