I hope everyone had a fantastic Thanksgiving.
Since my last post, I went on a Girl Scout camping weekend with these two - Tiffany and my daughter Bailey.
We had a super weekend. I think the girls had a blast.
Here's one more picture from that weekend - the area was beautiful.
So, now back to a quick recipe. Normally when I have over ripe bananas, I make my chocolate chip banana muffins, which are awesome, but I wanted something more basic this time. This recipe fit the bill. I actually doubled this recipe and made two loaves - which was nice because I gave one away. I got this recipe from here.
Here's the details:
(The recipe says you can mix this with a spoon, but I ended up using my Kitchen Aid mixer anyway)
Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C). 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 4x8 inch loaf pan. Bake for 1 hour. Cool on a rack. Remove from pan and slice to serve.
I peeked into the oven about 45 minutes into the cooking time and the bread looked perfect - golden brown and ready to go. I did the knife test (stick a knife into the middle and see if it comes out clean) and it failed. The bread was not done yet - so it did cook the full hour. So, don't be fooled - it will take an hour.