We know life is incredibly tough for so many people right now. Not least LGBT+ people isolated from supportive friends and networks that can be a lifeline. We know we’ve been missing our queer community and queer life in Sheffield during lockdown. We’ve been working hard to bring you some content that might prove useful, or bring joy. Our Instagram Stories and Twitter feed are full of news, resources and online events that can help members of the LGBT+ community during this pandemic.
Today we’re sharing something tasty. If you’ve been to one of our events you’ll know how important a feature our cakes are, and we’re missing them. Over the coming week we’re celebrating 4 years since our first event in Sheffield (a cosy screening of Jamie Babbit’s But I’m a Cheerleader, at which a giant cheerleader skirt cake made a splash!)
So what better way to mark 4 years of Andro & Eve than by sharing a recipe from our very own baker, Kat, otherwise know as Kelham Island Kitchen. Her blog is full of delicious vegan cooking, and her cakes are a staple of Andro & Eve events. Fun fact – Kat was the very first volunteer for Andro & Eve, back in 2016!
This cake was featured at our January screening of SILVANA at Yellow Arch Studios. Its proper comfort food, ideal for coping with lockdown life, and not too expensive to make either. We know how hard it is to make ends meet for a lot of folx right now. It may be a quarantine cliche, but an easy banana bread, may be just the tonic. (I certainly enjoyed baking and eating this last week as a test – Katherine). Enjoy!
(And if you do bake this, please tag us @androandeve in any pics. We’d love to see!
Why not chuck in some dark chocolate chips, peanut butter or toast a slice with some coconut yoghurt for breakfast?
Kelham Island Kitchen’s Vegan Banana Bread
- 3 large, overripe bananas
- 2 tsp cinnamon
- 1tsp mix spice
- 200g plain flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 150g brown sugar
- 75ml vegetable or sunflower oil
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 100ml oat milk – if it needs it
- Preheat the oven to 180 (160 fan) mark 4
- Grease and line a loaf tin
- In a large bowl mix the flour, spices, sugar and baking powder
- In a separate bowl mash the bananas then add the oil and vanilla
- Mix the dry and wet mixtures together, if needed add the oat milk
- After a thorough mix pour into the prepared loaf tin and sprinkle some brown sugar on the top
- Bake in the oven for 45min – 1hr until a skewer inserted into the middle comes out clean
- Leave to cool in the tin for 10 minutes before removing to cool