Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Moday's Cooking

Today I started the morning with baking a banana walnut bread

Banana Walnut Bread

1 1/4 cups unbleached all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon fine salt 2 large eggs, at room temperature 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract 1/2 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature, plus more for preparing the pan 1 cup sugar 3 very ripe bananas, peeled, and mashed with a fork (about 1 cup) 1/2 cup walnut pieces
Sift the flour, baking soda, and salt into a medium bowl, set aside. Whisk the eggs and vanilla together in a liquid measuring cup , set aside. Lightly brush a 9 by 5 by 3-inch loaf pan with butter. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
In a standing mixer fitted with the paddle attachment or with an electric hand-held mixer, cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Gradually pour the egg mixture into the butter while mixing until incorporated. Add the bananas (the mixture will appear to be curdled, so don't worry), and remove the bowl from the mixer.
With a rubber spatula, mix in the flour mixture until just incorporated. Fold in the nuts and transfer the batter to the prepared pan. Bake for 55 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the bread comes out clean.

Well it came out nice and moist, Tom loved it......it was his idea he got tired of seeing those three frozen banana's in the freezer!

Tonight's dinner was baby back ribs cooked in the oven. Veggies were yellow squash, zucchini, green beans and minced fresh garlic sauteed in extra virgin olive oil (sprinkled with sea salt). Side dish was Mac and cheese! Cheers!

1 comment:

The Mallon Family said...

David loves it when I bake banana bread! I like chocolate chips in mine! :)