Thursday, April 28, 2011

Long Overdue

     

     I completely forgot about this banana bread. How could I forget banana bread? It is so comfy and homey, but it just totally slipped my mind. I think its this summery weather. Banana bread is a throwback to those chilly breezes of a week ago, now all is hot. Unfortunately, today it is hot and humid. I was supposed to leave work an hour ago, but I'm just sitting here chilling while the rain thunders on outside. Go rain go, I am safe inside.


     What do I have to say about this banana bread? I wish I still had some. I am starving...ahhh so hungry! I would totally venture outside to go food hunting, if I didn't have this precious laptop with me. Silly laptop, why are you so fragile? The poor thing is already cracked around the edges because I have dropped it so many times, I would not want to get it wet. I am also obviously not focusing. What was I talking about again? Oh right. Banana bread. That I finished. Which also finished a lot of my baking supplies:


     I suppose it is to be expected that after you make three layers of a cake and a banana bread, you will not have any flour or butter left. The butter is a sad thing though, it is very hard to eat bread without butter. So, what was the alternative? 



     Eating banana bread with jam of course. My oh my look at that beautiful crumbliness. I can almost taste its softness with just a hint of sweetness and cinnamon and banana-ness. (I couldn't think of a word.) I can't talk about food anymore, I am just too hungry. I am going to have to go. And, just tangentially you know, maybe that will mean I will study for my finals. Maybe.

Banana Bread
Adapted from How to be a Domestic Goddess by Nigella Lawson 

1 cup + 2 tbsp All-Purpose Flour 
2 tsp Baking Powder
1/2 tsp Baking Soda
1/2 tsp Salt 
1/2 cup Unsalted Butter, Melted 
1/2 cup Sugar (I used brown sugar and it turned out great; a little more caramel tasting, but less sweet than regular banana bread, so make the switch if you like more bread-y less dessert-y banana bread) 
2 Large Eggs 
4 Bananas (Small and Very Ripe), Mashed 
1 tsp Vanilla Extract

Pre-heat the oven to 325 degrees and butter a loaf pan. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. In a separate large bowl, beat the melted butter and sugar together thoroughly. Beat in the eggs one at a time, then beat in the mashed bananas and vanilla extract. Add the flour mixture, 1/3 at a time, stirring well with a wooden spoon after each addition. Scrape the batter into the loaf pan, and bake it for about 60 - 75 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Leave the pan on a wire rack to cool for ten minutes, then turn the loaf out onto a plate, slice and serve!

2 comments:

  1. thanks = hope v get to taste the cake when U R here = GOD BLESS = baba =

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  2. I plan to make many cakes next week as soon as I get home :) See you soon Baba!

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