Recipe Of The Week – Banana Loaf

Ingredients –

140g butter, softened (plus extra for the tin),

140g caster sugar,

2 large eggs, beaten,

140g self – raising flour,

1tsp baking powder,

2 very ripe bananas, mashed,

50g icing sugar,

Handful of dried banana chips,


Method – 

  1. Heat oven to 180c / 160c fan / gas mark 4.

  2. Butter a loaf tin and line the base and sides with parchment paper.

  3. Cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy then slowly add the eggs with a little flour. Fold in the remaining flour, baking powder and bananas then pour into the loaf tin.

  4. Bake for around 30 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean.

  5. Cool in the tin for ten minutes then remove to a wire rack.

  6. Mix the icing sugar with 2 – 3 tsp water to make a runny icing, drizzle across the top and decorate with banana chips.

  7. Serve with a glass of milk or a coffee for the grown ups!

Serves 6

June at Doune!

What a busy month Doune Terrace are having!

It all kicked off with our annual trip to North Berwick. It was such a great day where the babies enjoyed a picnic in the park followed by an afternoon at the beach. We built sandcastles and collected lots of shells to take back to nursery.

Then came our fab invite to the Garden Party at Holyrood Palace. The boys and girls enjoyed a fantastic tour then got the chance to dress in in hats and jewels for a tea party.

We rounded off last week with a fabulously sunny sports day. All the usual events were on, with the children competing to their usual high standard!

The parents race was especially fun to watch too!

Phew, what next?