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Banana Bread  Easy  1-2-3

Enclosed is some banana music for your easy listening: http://youtu.be/PMigXnXMhQ4

This is a basic banana bread recipe, there are  hundreds like it on the net. I  came into work and saw  these ripe bananas sitting in the basket so I thought I would whip up a banana bread. This is just about one of the easiest recipes you can find. Some cooks like to take two bowls (all prepped)  , the dry and the wet, and combine in one step. I like to take the added  few minutes. Why ? I don't know, it's just the way I cook.

 

 

(Preheat oven 350F)

Recipe:

 

Dry Ingredients

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1 1/3 cup all- purpose flour (sifted)

¾  teaspoon salt

½ teaspoon baking soda

¼ teaspoon baking powder

Wet Ingredients

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¼ cup of butter (soft)

2 eggs

3 ripe bananas

2/3 cup of granulated sugar

 

 Add  the 3/4 teaspoon of salt  to 1 1/3 cup of all purpose flour

 Then 1/2 teaspoon of Baking Soda

 Finally 1/4 teaspoon of Baking Powder. Mix the dry ingredients together, set aside.

Have on hand your butter, eggs, sugar and bananas

 And one greased loaf pan 9 x 5 ( I sprayed this one with Pam )

 Mash your bananas with a fork or a potato masher, set aside.

 Mix your eggs for a minute

 In a medium size bowl, mix in your butter, eggs and sugar

 Till it is well incorporated and basically looks like this.

 Add half of the dry ingredients and whisk till it is mixed in

 Add remaining dry ingredients till well blended.

 Fill dish and spread batter till it is even, place in oven. Bake for one hour.

 Let it cool in pan for 15 minutes, remove, place on cooling racks, then plate.

 And here you have it. A good crumb, soft in the middle and moist.

 Serve it up with a good cup of tea or coffee. You can eat it as is or spread with butter, a fruit jam,  a jelly , whipped cream, it's up to you.

 Tea today was "Read my Lips" by David's Tea.

 

If I missed something , please don't hesitate to post .

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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post #2 of 7

(off topic but...)  love your mani

post #3 of 7
No petals you didn't miss a ting....loved the music too!....thanks.
Not much can beat a good banana bread when the bananas are perfectly ripe...that and a warm cup of good tea is total comfort food. Actually the whole process is comforting...the smell as it bakes, how it warms your whole house up, and the anticipation...such a true and simple pleasure.
I like the addition of vanilla extract as it seems to add even more mellowness to the bananas. strange to me that a lot of recipes don't call for it...seems like such a natural pairing. Oh well,call me a maverick.rolleyes.gif
a small aside.....one of my 'duties' this past winter was to make all the breakfast breads.....zucchini, banana, and spiced pumpkin. Each batch yield was 20 loaves. that's 60 bananas! i look forward now to only baking one or two loaves with only having to mash 6 bananas....that will be easy peasy. The Mexicans in the kitchen this winter were mashing the bananas by hand, as in 'with their hands'. No fork, no masher, no mixer, because that's the way they were taught. I did it once as it was my first day and I wanted to be compliant.....the process soon changed for sure....It's why god made robot coupes, no? always having 60 ripe bananas on hand to make a batch was challenging at times, so when I did have a case of ripe ones, I peeled them,put in ziploc bags and froze them. Not only do they mash(puree) easier but the liquid that comes from freezing and thawing bananas is liquid gold to me. seems to me that there are a lot bananas that get tossed out because they are overly ripe. i think some one could make money selling frozen mashed bananas....maybe not
sorry to ramble on....too many days on the road staring at white lines, talking to the dog, I guess.

joey
how was the 'read my lips' tea?

food is like love...it should be entered into with abandon or not at all        Harriet Van Horne

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"The Mexicans in the kitchen this winter were mashing the bananas by hand, as in 'with their hands'. No fork, no masher, no mixer, because that's the way they were taught"

 

You know the old saying , 'Where there is a will, there is a way' ? I think all the best inventions happened because of desire and willpower. Would I be able to smash all the bananas with my hand on a regular basis ? No, not really.

I have been making this style banana bread for years. I have never put vanilla in though. I guess I'm trying to achieve the maximum taste of banana. If ever you want a kick of full banana flavor just add banana extract, it takes the taste to another level.

I didn't put lemon in this one. Notice the creaming method ? Butter and sugar are creamed together , the bananas and dry ingredients are added after. It incorporates air pockets in the mixture and adds to the lightness of the loaf.

When I peeled these bananas, I was about to toss them out when I noticed they were still a bit heavy for just skins, so I opened it up , took a spoon and scraped the interior out. This gave an tablespoon of extra banana from each. This does not matter  much in small batches but if going by weight, there is a difference. 

Frozen bananas are great for banana bread, liquid and all, and they take no time to thaw.

 

They probably don't sell it frozen because they would have to use too much acid of some sort or another to keep them from turning brown and that would change the taste alot. 

 

The tea was great. I made it light today. The other tea I enjoy is called 'Love Tea"  # 7 of their blends, in fact it's in my top 5 catagory. When you hit your destination, let me know and I will send you a bag.

 

So true, the aroma of baked anything smells great and inviting.

 

@ Kgirl : blushing.gif Thank you.

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Wine and Cheese
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"If ever you want a kick of full banana flavor just add banana extract, it takes the taste to another level."

That's how I do it Petals, I think that it does intensify that banana punch ... and I'm going to look for that Love Tea... got DH hooked on Tevana brands of tea

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I'm not looking for more banana flavor...ripe bananas provide plenty of flavor on their own.vanilla is just a compliment to it all..kind of like what salt does in baking...you never know it's there, but it just gives it that little extra special something..
Look forward to the tea....is it canadian? Don't know I've ever seen or heard of 'David's but there are so many teas out there it's hard to follow them all..always good to get a good recommendation.
joey
I do so love lemon zest...hard for me not to put it in a most everything I make...orange zest is a close second as well as lime.....may be a far fetch here but kinda like 'love the skin you're in'.wink.gif

food is like love...it should be entered into with abandon or not at all        Harriet Van Horne

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"If ever you want a kick of full banana flavor just add banana extract, it takes the taste to another level."

That's how I do it Petals, I think that it does intensify that banana punch ... and I'm going to look for that Love Tea... got DH hooked on Tevana brands of tea

Kgirl: Send me your address in a pm and I will get some to you. I just know you will enjoy it.

 

Joey: Lemon, lime, orange, 3 fruits I cook alot with. As for the tea ? A little about them from their site :

 

"David Segal was a 28-year-old tea loving entrepreneur. His cousin Herschel Segal was a Canadian retail pioneer. What did they have in common? A vision: great tea, a friendly environment and a colourful, modern store. It seemed like a simple idea, but they couldn’t find anyone else that was doing it. So they decided to take matters into their own hands. With David’s energy and enthusiasm and Herschel’s know-how, it was the perfect balance of youth and experience.

Our first store opened in 2008, on vibrant Queen Street in Toronto, Canada. Before long, first time customers became regulars, our neighbours became our friends and our store became a community fixture. And the same thing has happened at every new store since. Now you can find our tea shops in neighbourhoods and communities across Canada and the United States. And we’re not slowing down any time soon – we can’t wait to share the DAVIDsTEA experience with the whole world.

Walk into a DAVIDsTEA today and you can choose from over 150 types of tea, including exclusive blends, limited edition seasonal collections, traditional straight teas and exotic infusions from around the globe. Not to mention the largest collection of organic teas and infusions in North America.

We’re seriously passionate about great tasting teas, and we have something to satisfy every palate and every craving. Looking for a sweet treat? Then you’ll love Read My Lips, our chocolate mint dessert tea, or Red Velvet Cake, a creation that tastes just like its namesake. Into something more traditional? Check out our premium green teas like Sencha Ashikubo or Dragonwell. And to help you make the best cup of tea possible, we also carry a line of innovative tea accessories designed in-house, from spoons and infusers to tea sets and travel mugs.

So…why tea? Because it’s healthy, delicious and fun. Because it brings people together, all over the world. Because it’s the second-most popular drink on the planet, second only to water.

And, quite simply, because it makes us happy."

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Wine and Cheese
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