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Ingredients:

225g/8oz Odlums Cream (Plain) Flour
125g/4oz Sugar
2 large Bananas (mashed)
4 tablespoons Vegetable Oil
2 Eggs
1 teaspoon Baking Powder
Good Pinch Cinnamon

Cream Cheese Topping

75g/3oz Cream Cheese
75g/3oz Butter (at room temperature)
1 teaspoon Vanilla Essence
225g/8oz Icing Sugar
To Dust
Icing Sugar

Method:

  1. Pre-heat oven to 180°C/350°F/Gas 4. Line a Swiss Roll tin 28cms X 18cms/ 11″ x 7″ with good quality 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 25 minutes approx. or until top is golden and a cocktail stick inserted in the centre comes out clean.
  6. Allow to cool completely. This will take about an hour!
  7. Spread topping on top and cut into squares. Dust with icing sugar. Cover and store in a fridge.
  8. For topping
  9. Beat the cheese, butter and vanilla essence together. Then gradually beat in the icing sugar until topping is smooth and spreadable.
  10. Serving suggestions
  11. Banana squares are delicious served plain with no topping. They can also be topped with chocolate spread or just dusted with icing sugar.