Banana orange and honey loaf (00121)

Preparation: 15 minutes, Cooking time: 1 hour.
Serves 6-8.

200 g (8oz) self-raising flour
1 tsp ground cinnamon
100 g (4oz) margarine
2 ripe bananas, mashed
100 g (4oz) dark brown sugar
the grated rind of 1 orange
2 eggs, beaten
50 g (2oz) honey
50 g (2oz) icing sugar
juice squeezed from half an orange

Pre-heat oven to 180°C (350°F, Gas Mark 4).
Grease and line the base of a 1 kilogram (2lb) loaf tin.
Sieve the flour and cinnamon into a large bowl.
Rub in the margarine with the fingertips until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs.
Stir the mashed bananas, brown sugar, orange rind, eggs and honey into the mixture.
Beat well until all the ingredients are incorporated and turn into the prepared loaf tin.
Bake in the pre-heated oven for about 1 hour, until a skewer put into the centre comes out clean.
Leave to cool on a wire rack.
Mix the icing sugar with the orange juice and then drizzle the mixture over the loaf.
Leave to set.
Wrap in foil.