Recently, I (like everyone else apparently) had an oversupply of bananas that were going brown faster than I could sell them as a snack to a four-year-old.
Looking at my squshy, brown fruit, I decided that if bananas can be a bread, they can also have an Aussie spin to them and become damper.
And they can be caramelised too.
This caramelised banana damper was legit one of the best things to come out of my oven.
Let's put it into yours.
I haven't included golden syrup in the ingredients list, but don't forget the golden syrup. Because... well... it's golden syrup.
3 cups self-raising flour
1/3 cup brown sugar
80 g butter
1/2 cup milk
1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees celsuis.
2. Mash the bananas with the brown sugar and let sit for a few minutes.
3. Soften the butter slightly in the microwave and cut into cubes.
4. In a mixing bowl, rub the butter and flour together until it looks like breadcrumbs. This is a great job for little hands.
5. Add in the banana mixture and milk and stir until everything just comes together.
6. Knead lightly into a damper dough ball and pop on a baking tray. I cut an X into the top of the bread to help it rise a bit more evenly. If you prefer any other letter of the alphabet- go for it.
7. Bake in the oven for 40-50 minutes.
8. Once done, let the caramelised banana damper cool out of the oven for 10 minutes. Then serve up with butter and golden syrup and make a mental note to always over-buy 2 bananas during each grocery shop.