March 31, 2011 § 4 Comments
Banana Bread Recipe
- Prep time: 5 minutes
- Cook time: 1 hour
- 3 or 4 ripe bananas, smashed
- 1/3 cup melted butter
- 1 cup sugar (can easily reduce to 3/4 cup) Use brown sugar
- 1 egg, beaten
- 1 teaspoon vanilla almond extract
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- Pinch of salt
- 1 1/2 cups of all-purpose flour
No need for a mixer for this recipe. Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C). With a wooden spoon, mix butter into the mashed bananas in a large mixing bowl. Mix in the sugar, egg, and vanilla. Sprinkle the baking soda and salt over the mixture and mix in. Add the flour last, mix. Pour mixture into a buttered 4×8 inch loaf pan. Bake for 1 hour. Cool on a rack. Remove from pan and slice to serve.
This banana bread is soo tasty! Such a good morning treat!… Well I’ve been gone quite awhile and I think it’s about time to come back. This year is a hard year for me being a junior and with school work, college searching and volleyball recruiting it’s hard to fit in time for this blog. Along with that I recently got a boyfriend. He’s really smart and nice but he means less baking time! As you can see the trend is I haven’t been having a lot of free time. Even though it’s hard to fit in I really would like to keep fitting in some recipes and I will try to post at least once a week. Coming up soon will be a post with all the things that have happened recently!
February 6, 2011 § 3 Comments
Ultimate Cocoa Brownies
From The Essential Baker
2 sticks of butter
¾ cup all purpose flour
1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
¼ teaspoon salt
1 cup granulated sugar
2/3 packed light brown sugar
1 tablespoon instant espresso powder
1 tablespoon water
2 extra large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup walnuts- chopped
Preheat oven to 325
Melt the butter in a small saucepan over low heat
Sift together the flour and cocoa powder into a large bowl. Add the salt and toss to mix.
Add the granulated sugar and brown sugar and stir to mix well
And the melted butter and stir until very well combined
In a small bowl, stir together the espresso powder and water until the mixture is thoroughly blended and forms a thick paste
Using a fork lightly beat the eggs together in a small bowl and the vanilla and espresso paste and whisk together well. Add this mixture to the butter mixture and stir together until shiny and well blended
Spread the batter into a lined baking pan
Bake for 27 minutes
I bought cinnamon chips at wegmans yesterday to try them out and let me tell you I thought they were disgusting. I even tried the recipe on the back and it did not work at all. Ick I don’t suggest trying them. They don’t even have cinnamon in the ingredients!
So this is entirely random but do any of you have 2 blogs? I love baking but I can only do it on weekend while I live a very healthy life style every day and I could blog about that every day. I know I would enjoy that all. So what do you think, would having 2 blog be too hard to manage?