Saturday, March 26, 2011

Curses and banana bread!

So tonight I was invited out to dinner with some friends. As I was getting out of my vehicle I accidentally dropped my new camera. Luckily it did not break, but the lens bent/dented some on the outside and it will not auto focus now... so I need to buy a new one *sigh* . I was not too happy, but dinner was good. We went to the Stadtkrug and I had a house salad, Onion Steak, home fries, and a Fanta.

The place is amazing, they cook your steak over a German style BBQ right in front of you.

So I figured that would be the end of my bad luck for the night... I was wrong.
My kids wanted me to make banana bread, so I went into the kitchen and started mashing bananas. When I went to put the butter in the microwave I knocked a saucer off the counter and it broke. Then when I was reaching up to grab the baking spray to spray the loaf pan I knocked it out and it fell to the floor... I should just have taken that as a hint and gone to bed. The kids wanted banana bread and they shall have it! So I cooked it, took it out of the oven a little less than an hour later, and before the bread could even begin to cool the oldest was cutting into it. I hear screams from the living room a minute later as he is burning his mouth... serves him right.


It is delicious, seriously... you should try it.
Banana Bread
* 3 or 4 ripe bananas, smashed
* 1/3 cup melted butter
* 1 cup sugar (can easily reduce to 3/4 cup)
* 1 egg, beaten
* 1 teaspoon vanilla
* 1 teaspoon baking soda
* Pinch of salt
* 1 & 1/2 cups of all-purpose flour
Preheat the oven to 350°F
Mash up the bananas with a fork (it is easiest this way), then add melted butter. Mix them together then add the sugar, mix again, then the beaten egg, mix again, then the vanilla, baking soda, and salt. Mix in the flour then pour the mixture into a greased 4x8 inch loaf pan.

Bake for 1 hour.
You can either cool on a rack or serve it fresh and warm slathered in butter... mmmm....


Jessica said...

I've never made banana bread by scratch before but this post and your recipe is inspiring me to maybe give it a try! I hope you have better luck tomorrow...sounds like you've had quite a day!

alejandro guzman said...

yummy and adding to my fat just thinking of it

Cheers A

Bongo said...

OMGGGGGGGGGGGG I love banana bread.........but won't make it LOLLOL..hate cookin......Has your luck changed????? sending good luck to you....As always....XOXOXOXO

Laura said...

This is the easiest banana bread to make and it will not dry out!!!!

Mary said...

Man, I love banana bread, but making it gluten/allergy free just isn't the same:(