SPICED BANANA AND PEACH SLICE
MAKES 12 PREP 10 MINS COOK 40 MINS
✚ ¾ cup raw caster sugar
✚ 1 tsp vanilla bean paste
✚ 3 eggs, beaten lightly
✚ 1/3 cup vegetable oil
✚ 125g unsalted butter, melted
✚ 1 tsp finely grated lemon zest ✚ 11/3 cups selfraising flour ✚ 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda ✚ ½ tsp ground cinnamon ✚ ½ tsp ground allspice ✚ 2 medium very ripe bananas, mashed ✚ 2 medium carrots, grated ✚ 1 cup finely chopped dried peaches LEMON GLAZE ✚ 1 cup pure icing sugar, sifted
✚ 11/2 tbsp lemon juice (approximately)
1 Preheat oven to 180°C/160°C fan. Grease an 18cm x 26cm slice pan. Line the base and two long sides with baking paper, extending paper 5cm above the side of the pan.
2 In a large bowl, whisk together the sugar, vanilla, eggs, oil, butter and lemon zest.
3 Sift over the flour, bicarb and spices and stir to combine. Add the banana, carrot and peach and mix well. Spread mixture into the prepared pan. Bake for 35-40 mins or until golden brown and firm to the touch. Cool in the pan before turning out onto a wire rack.
4 For the lemon glaze, combine the icing sugar with 1 tbsp of the lemon juice. Stir until smooth and, if it needs to be a little thinner, add the remaining lemon juice.
5 Drizzle slice with the lemon glaze. Cut into pieces. Store in an airtight container.
Note: Suitable to freeze. Not suitable to microwave.