As you can see this recipe comes from one of Mum’s original handwritten notebooks. It’s hard to read so I’ve rewritten in out down below. These days there’s lots and lots of different Banana Cake recipes, but this old one was way before you could buy sour cream, so you had to make your own sour milk by adding lemon juice to warm milk. Easy to do and it makes a lovely moist cake.
An old favourite, but still good today topped with jam and cream. I think this recipe varies from current ones by the use of sour milk. Sour milk was made by taking fresh milk, adding vinegar or lemon juice and standing in a warm place until it soured. Mum always used sour milk when she made banana cake and it gave it a great taste.
- 1 cup Self Raising flour
- Pinch salt
- ½ teaspoon bi-carb soda
- 3 tablespoons sugar
- 1 egg
- ½ cup sour milk (or fresh milk soured with 1 teaspoon vinegar)
- 1 dessertspoon melted butter
Sift dry ingredients, add sugar, beat milk and egg together and mix into dry ingredients, add melted butter. Heat a frypan and brush with a little extra melted butter, drop tablespoons of the mixture into the pan and cook until bubbles appear on the surface. Turn and cook on other side.