Once upon a time, I only ate banana cake. "I don't like cake" I'd tell everyone, but banana cake was okay - it was different - but if you put icing on it, then it was just another one of those cakes that I didn't like.
At home, in our little brown box of recipes, there is a well used blue card. On that little card has a scribbled out recipe, Fay's Banana Cake, an old family friend who made the best banana cake - or so I thought until I started baking.
Over the years, banana cakes have still remained a favourite - but now I'm known to top them with cream cheese (add a dash of maple syrup and you have a delicious healthy frosting) or peanut butter - and I also have a million and one different recipes.