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Banana Bread

5 Mar

Guess who’s back? Back again? Meeeee :D. So I decided to keep the blog, particularly because I’ve been trying out lots of new desserts lately and also because I’ve got tons more I want to try out. So here I am! :D Actually I have a lot of blog posts coming up. I edited so many pictures and now I just need to write the posts. Ahhhh lazinesss…

But I have so many blog posts coming up! So yay for that!

So a couple of months ago, I tried a new recipe for banana bread. I couldn’t really find a recipe for banana cake, but I’m planning on making one soon. The best banana cake I ever had was one I made with my cousin and my brother. All I remember was that we threw random stuff into the mix because we were missing some of the ingredients we needed and bam- we came up with the best banana cake.

Anyways, let’s talk about the banana bread I made recently. I got the recipe from Simply Recipes and it was pretty good, although I did screw it up by mistake and I’ll tell you about that in a bit.

Here’s the recipe I adapted from Simply Recipes. Enjoy my loves!

Ingredients:

  • 3 or 4 ripe bananas, smashed
  • 1/3 cup melted butter
  • 3/4-1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 1/2 cups of all-purpose flour

Directions:

Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C).

The mashed bananas and the butter

Mix the butter with the mashed bananas in a large mixing bowl. Mix in the sugar, egg, and vanilla.

I'm loving the colour contrasts here

Le smexy vanilla swirl

Sprinkle the baking soda and salt over the mixture and mix them in. Add the flour and mix.

Pour the mixture into a buttered 4×8 inch loaf pan.

Bake the loaf for around 45-50 minutes or when a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. The original recipe says to bake the bread for an hour, which seemed like way too long. My loaf turned out very brown with a hard crust and I kept it in the oven for 55 minutes, and I also decreased the temperature to 150°C after 40 minutes. I also love the way the top of the crust cracked. It looks cool! :D

And ta-da! You are done! Seriously, banana bread is one of the easiest things to make. And it tastes pretty good too! :P

To finish off the banana bread, I spread some nutella on top and damn it looked good. The shiny hazelnutty nutella looked great on top of the bread and it tasted… well I’m sure you know how it tasted. Really. Good.

So now, how I screwed up. Well, the original recipe says to use 1 cup of sugar in the loaf, and that you can reduce it to 3/4 if you want to. I didn’t want my cake to be too sweet, so I put a little over 3/4 of a cup which turned out to be a mistake as later I found out I used salted butter in the bread by mistake. The end result was still good, although I wanted my loaf to be a little sweeter. Damn you salted butter :(

Also, I only used 3.5 bananas when I made the bread. I have no idea why I used 3.5, but in my notes here it says I only used that much. Now I’m wondering what prompted me to use that amount, but I think it’s because I wasn’t sure if I should use 3 or 4, so I ended up using 3.5. If I were to make the recipe again, I’d go for 4 bananas.

Time for le pics:

You know you want some.

Take care and I’ll see you soon my loves!

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