This week marks the celebration of Caribbean Food Week in the UK – so what better way to observe it than by trying a recipe from one of the all-time bestselling Jamaican cookbooks?

The Real Taste of Jamaica by Enid Donaldson (Ian Randle Publishers) regularly heads up top ten lists, and has firmly asserted itself as the go-to culinary bible for family favourites and cultural staples. Covering everything from starters to sweet treats, The Real Taste of Jamaica is filled with easy to follow, personal recipes that even the most amateur cook can successfully whip up, and accompanied by beautiful colour photographs.

General consensus decided that an office-appropriate recipe would be found in the ‘Brick Oven’ chapter of the book, where the pages are filled with cakes and bakes both classic and contemporary. The banana cake with accompanying banana cream was the winner – and simple enough for this novice baker to attempt!

In seven short steps, Enid talks you through creating a banana cake that’s as fun to make as it is to eat. And judging by the empty plate on the kitchen table, we’ll be making it again soon!

The Real Taste of Jamaica, from Ian Randle Publishers, is available to order on the bookstore.