This is a teabread that is loved by children and adults alike. It is also an excellent way of using up over-ripe bananas.
If you like, you can add some finely grated lemon rind or 1 teaspoon mixed spice for extra flavouring.
To make 1 large loaf you will need 500g (1lb) ripe bananas, 250g (8oz) self-raising flour, ½teaspoonsalt, 125g (4oz) butter or margarine, 125g (4oz) caster sugar, 2 lightly beaten eggs and 2tablespoonshoney.
Peel the bananas and mash the flesh with a fork, adding some lemon rind, if liked. Put the flour and salt in a bowl and rub in the butter until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs.
With a wooden spoon, stir in the sugar, eggs, honey and mashed bananas, beating together well. Turn the mixture into a greased and base-lined 1kg (2lb) loaf tin.
Bake at 180°C, 350°F, Gas Mark 4 for about 1¼ hours, covering if necessary. Leave in the tin for 5 minutes, then turn out and cool on a wire rack. Serve sliced and buttered.