Yay for BigPond! My internet is back up and going strong, but my trip to McDonalds has had the effect of giving me a taste for banana cake! I had a couple of very ripe bananas, so I pulled out my copy of Best Recipes from The Weekly circa 1984 and found this recipe.
3/4 cup castor sugar
3 very ripe, small bananas
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
3/4 cup self-raising flour
3/4 cup plain flour
1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
Mash bananas finely with a fork (you should have 3/4 cup mashed banana). Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add bananas and vanilla, beat on low speed until well combined. Stir in walnuts, then sifted flours and soda in two lots; mix well. Spread mixture into well-greased 20cm ring tin, bake in moderate oven 40 minutes or until cooked when tested. Stand for a few minutes, then turn onto wire rack to cool.
I didn't have any walnuts, so I just left them out. I also didn't have a ring tin, so I just used a loaf tin.
My kids like icing, (who doesn't?), so when the cake was cool I added chocolate icing.
Time for a slice :)
It seems to have been a hit; there's only enough left for a couple more slices.
As for uni, no luck yet on a reply from my subject coordinator or any movement on the forum or subject outline fronts...
EDIT: I received a lovely email from the EER500 coordinator, indicating that my initial thoughts are on track. Hooray!