Saturday, 3 November 2018

Banana bread

150g demerara sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 large free range eggs
2 bananas, mashed
275g self-raising flour
shake of ground ginger
shake of ground cinnamon
150g unsalted butter, melted

  • Pre-heat the oven to gas mark 3 / 170 degrees C
  • Whisk the eggs and sugar until combined, the leave for five minutes - it will go a bit frothy
  • Whisk for a few more minutes, then add the mashed banana and vanilla and whisk until combined
  • Add the flour and spices, and stir to combine
  • Add the melted butter and stir until smooth (there will be a few lumps from the bananas)
  • Pour into a large cake tin (I always use silicone) and bake for 50 minutes
  • Turn halfway round through cooking
  • Test with a skewer and if it comes out clean, it's ready
  • If not, leave for another five minutes
  • Turn out on to a cooling rack and leave to cool nearly completely (it's easier to slice when cool!)

Friday, 2 November 2018

Tuck ★★★★★

Reit, co ni off te! (Pun intended) Sa’i erioed wedi trial ysgrifennu adolygiad bilingual o’r blaen – but after seeing the glorious Tuck at Wales Millennium Centre last night (a diodde hangover effing ofnadw heddi) I thought I’d give it a go.

I’m a Welshy Welsher, but my half-German husband isn’t – yet we both understood, both got it (I did have to translate one particularly rude joke into English for him!) I fod yn onest, o’n i wrth fy modd yn eistedd right in the front (eye-to-crotch level). Beth o’n i ddim yn disgwyl though, oedd y dyfnder ac amrywiaeth o emosiynau. Laughter, yes of course; but crying? No I wasn’t expecting to cry. The scene where they were going through clothes, man alive! O’n i’n llefain fel babi. “I just want to smell her.”

What can I say about the music? Odd e’n ffantastig. I thought I knew Stifyn Parri, then he goes and does this. Ffocin el de (fel ma nhw’n dweud lan yn y Gogs)! He was so good. They all were.

I haven’t enjoyed a theatre experience as much as this since I saw Charlotte Church’s Last Mermaid.

Everything was on point, okkurr.

★★★★★ Pump sêr. Five stars. I would say go and see it, but I think it’s sold out. Good. Odd e’n ffuckin excellent.

Alun, Mared, Jess a’r criw wedi warae blinder ‘da hwn. Methu aros gweld beth sy’ nesa’.


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