January 22, 2012

Banana bread!

Zach brought home a bunch of bananas his work had procured for feeding some folks at a workshop. This particular bunch had not been munched, so home they came. They are completely outside of the acceptable softness for Zach, and I detest eating a banana. However, I could not stand by and let them rot (I cleaned the fridge out Wednesday and felt badly about how much got thrown out- we're talking green and blue fluffy mold on some things!). So, I went to the standby of banana bread. PW is a big source of inspiration around here. She posted an easy banana bread recipe a while ago, and I jazzed it up some... Here's the recipe, with my additions:

Banana Bread

2 sticks room temperature butter
1 1/2 cups sugar
3 eggs
3 mushy ol' bananas, mashed/pureed
4 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 1/2 cups sour cream
1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla bean paste
1 teaspoon cinnamon


Preheat oven to 350, grease and flour pan of choice (I used a cute bundt and a little corningware dish for the overflow). Cream together sugar and butter. Add eggs one at a time, combining thoroughly after each one. Add banana mush and vanilla, mix thoroughly. It'll be a little weird looking, but don't sweat it. In a separate bowl, whisk together your dry ingredients. Alternate adding sour cream and dry ingredients mixture to sugar/eggs mixture, mixing thoroughly in between additions. Pour into greased pan(s), bake for 70 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. O em gee, yum. Eat this with gusto. And butter. :D

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