Ever since the unreal banana chocolate chip bread from Levain Bakery back in August, I’ve been yearning to bake banana bread that’s just as moist and delicious. Actually, a couple of months back, I managed to do that (YAY!). And then I lost the recipe. So this is me trying to recapture that!
All you need to know is that this time, I wasn’t very successful. I used the banana bread recipe from my Better Homes and Gardens New Cook Book (the 10th edition from 1989? Older than me!) and just went from there.
I won’t post up the recipe. I’ll do that when I figure out the perfect measurements and all that. Okay, so starting off, I laid out all my ingredients as per usual. Got my flour + baking powder + salt.
Then the wet ingredients: eggs + banana (that should be much riper) + brown sugar + butter (there’s also vanilla extract).
Time to mash some bananas!! :D Cooking & baking can be very therapeutic. I mean think about it. You’re chopping vegetables, hacking meat, beating the pulp out of stuff?! I came home last night from my first exam, totally drained. First thing I did was bake a green tea sponge cake. Felt infinitely better. ;)
I love this little masher! It’s got such a cute & innocent looking face!!
And then you look down.
Dun dun dunnnn!!!!
“did I do that?” (Refrain from saying this in Urkel’s voice haha)
Eggs + sugar = fluffy. Add mashed banana.
Vanilla extract goes in. I don’t remember if the recipe called for this (doubt it) but I decided to try melting the butter before adding it to the batter…(probably where I went wrong haha) The dry (sifted) ingredients go in at the end. Mix it well and there ye go! Banana bread batter.
It’s thick & lumpy. Good? haha I’ve got some bananas on the counter right now so after my last exam, I’ll be whipping up another banana bread that *fingers crossed* will be the ONE.
In the oven. There were some problems here. As with anything baked in a loaf pan, you have to be careful since it’s harder for the heat to penetrate the middle compared to if you were to use a regular, 9-inch pan.
Usually, it turns out alright. This time however, I had let it bake too long before checking on it so it baked rather unevenly. :( Tasted alright but far from amazing. Oh well. Trial and error I guess! Anyone have an amazing super moist banana bread recipe?! :D