It was one of those days.
I probably have visitors like this in my fruit bowl every couple of weeks. I know that some of you like yours this ripe, but in our house they continue to blacken until I do one of two things - make them into a smoothie or a cake. As the weather has turned cool again, my thoughts turn more to a hot cup of tea and moist slice of banana cake/bread.
I use Jane Grigson's recipe, from her fruit book and it always turns out beautifully and stays moist for as long as it lasts - which isn't long! Her recipe includes walnuts which I often subsitute for pecans (I prefer them) but this time I was out of nuts, so went plain old banana.