...marking GCSE History coursework but was distracted by three bananas past their prime in the fruit bowl. Obviously, they had to be transformed into banana bread as soon as possible (because once they start getting that acetone smell they aren't good for anything).
The best recipe for banana bread is from Jill Dupleix's Totally Simple Food and the best cake tin in which to make it is the one you see in the picture by Tefal, which I bought in a French supermarket a couple of years ago. It is quite simply amazing - doesn't need to be greased and has survived the many rigours of my baking unscathed. I also love shape which holds the same as a 2lb loaf tin but produces a longer more slender cake, quicker to cook and easier to slice.
Right, now, where was I? Oh, yes - 'Why was it Stalin and not Trotsky who succeeded Lenin as leader of the Bolshevik Party? [12 marks].'