There was a fruit buffet at my brothers wedding a few days ago and there was just tons of fruit left afterwards. My mum of course dumped loads of it onto me and I ended up with tons of bananas and apples.
What to do with bananas? Make bananabread! I had never made it or tasted it before today so I was excited. I googled for a second and ended up with Martha Stewart at first. Then I couldn’t be bothered turning the measurements over to metric, so I went to allrecipes.com (where you can flip between US and metric) and found Jane’s Rich Banana Bread recipe there, which apparently is the same as Martha’s.
Anyway, here’s the recipe:
- 115 g butter, melted
- 200 g white sugar
- 2 eggs
- 5 ml vanilla extract
- 190 g all-purpose flour
- 5 g baking soda
- 3 g salt
- 115 g sour cream
- 60 g chopped walnuts (I skipped these as and added chocolate chips)
- 2 medium bananas, sliced (I mashed mine)
So.. I melted the butter and added the sugar.
You’re suppose to whip that until it gets white and creamy (according to Martha, not Jane), but I did this by hand instead of using the machine so that was out of the question. :p
After mixing that together, you add the vanilla and egg. I used my own home-made vanilla extract!
Whip that up real good and start adding the dry, which is flour, salt and baking soda. I added half first and then the other half. It got real firm!
Fold in the sour cream, bananas and nuts (or chocolate. Or both.).
So, your mix is done. This is suppose to be in a 9x5x3 inch bread pan. I don’t have that and I didn’t want to go buy one. What I did have to was a 10×2 inch round cake pan which apparently is almost the same thing, so I decided to use that instead. Butter it up before you put your mix in.
Now you toss it in the middle of the oven for 1 hour. Check the middle with a knife or so to make sure it’s done.
I had to run off to the gym just as this was finished. It had to cool off anyway, but I was so excited when I got home. I grabbed a huge slice and took the biggest bite. It was so moist and nice! It was a very special taste, but I got used to it fast.
The fact that it was so low and had chocolate in it made it a cake. Had it been higher and with only nuts, then it would have been a bread.
Only bad thing is.. I still have like 15 bananas left. What to do with them? :/