Soon getting into week 39, and while not having any major pressures nor pain anywhere (except a few cramps/braxton hicks the other day), there really isn't anything other to do than just wait. And bake! A banana cake is always appreciated. Not gluten free nor vegan this time I'm afraid, but sometimes you just want to do things the way they're originally made.
100 g butter
2 tbsp potato flour
2 dl brown sugar - 1 cup
4 ripe bananas, mashed + 1 whole one for decoration
3 and a half dl flour - 1,5 cups
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla powder
1 tsp cardamom
a handful crushed walnuts, optional
Heat your oven to 175 C/350 F. Oil or butter your pan thoroughly and flour it with potato flour too.
Whisk butter and sugar to a nice white creamy consistency. Add the eggs, whisk them well. Plus the four bananas. Whisk to a fluffy mixture. In with all the dry ingredients. Nuts and cardamom too.
Pour mixture into your pan. Slice the final banana lengthwise in half, and place atop.
Bake in oven for around 60 minutes. Serve in thick slices, maybe with some peanut butter on if you like it like that. I used this recipe and adapted it a bit. I have a cardamom addiction and need it in anything please. Cakes, porridge, stir fries...
And so the waiting continues. I could be a mother in a few hours, or in three weeks. Anything is fine of course. But the closer it gets, the stronger the longing. While at the same time I'm not sure I really comprehend it at all. Such an interesting time. Life moves on. Until it totally changes...