Recipe: Choc chip banana bread

You will know that banana bread is one great way to use up overripe bananas. It just so happened that I found myself with four nearly-black bananas in the fruit bowl the day before new year’s eve, which needed to be used up before I went away for a few days. I found a recipe on BBC Food which called for four bananas, and adapted it slightly to include chocolate chips (because why not?!). Everyone needs a fail-safe banana bread recipe in their arsenal, and this one is reliable and tasty.
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Recipe: Pear and frangipane tart

Last weekend was one of those really special weekends, the joy of which lingers well into the following week. A big bunch of my university friends and I got together in the beautiful Cotswolds for two days of catch-ups, amazing food (tartiflette, crumble, slow-cooked lamb…), long muddy walks, wine, board games, and so much tea. It was quite perfect really. I was in charge of bringing Friday night’s pudding, and I chose Angela Hartnett’s pear and frangipane tart.
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