Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Banana Bread - Super Moist

Before I rattle on my daily musings - I really hope everyone on the east coast is safe ! It's amazing how we fret for small things....on the face of catastrophe like this everything seems so small. Am speechless at the amount of damage sandy has caused.  Praying for your safety ! 

"The words of the tongue should have three gatekeepers.
-Arab proverb

Before words get past the lips, the first gatekeeper asks, "“Is this true?"” That stops a lot of traffic immediately. But if the words get past the first gatekeeper, there is a second who asks, "Is it kind?" And for those words that qualify here too, the last gatekeeper asks, "“Is it necessary?" "
I wish there were gatekeepers to the amount we eat too, since we polished the whole loaf in a day.  Now all I have is guilt to show and some pixs! This one is an absolute winner ...you got to try it. Very very moist . At first,  "Finally Teen" made a face and when I threatened to give the bread away, she reluctantly tasted it - claiming banana bread was her LEAST favorite and questioning my judgment on  my choice of recipe for the day. Well, she was an important part in the mystery of the vanishing loaf, to say the least. ( raising brow)  So mission for the week - to actually go and buy over ripe banana and action replay over the weekend!  My other half was our partner in crime and equally responsible along with the two of us and we were short of licking the crumbs.....

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1/2 c. butter, room temperature
1/2 c sugar
1/2 c brown sugar
3 med. sized ripe bananas, mashed
2 eggs, separated
1/2 tsp. vanilla
1/2 tsp. lemon juice
1 tsp. baking soda
1/4 cup walnuts
1 1/2 c. unbleached flour
1 1/2 tbsp. hot water
1/4 tsp cloves powder

Recipe adapted from Cooks.com

Butter a  loaf pan.
Heat oven to 350 degrees.
 Cream butter and sugar in large bowl. add bananas, egg yolks, vanilla, lemon juice, and baking soda. Mix well. Stir in flour. Add the chopped nuts
 Beat egg whites until stiff, then gently fold into batter until blended. 
Stir in hot water. Scrape into prepared pan.
 Bake about 50 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
Let cool on wire rack for 10 minutes.

Enjoy with some hot steaming coffee

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  1. Super moist & yumm!!!! Yes, the scenes after Sandy are really devastating.. :(

    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

  2. Good food almost vanishes from the table asap! even tough its worth all the effort I would like to see the food for some more time:))
    Bred looks good and no doubt it was tasty!

  3. Moist and delicious looking bread...

  4. We have a cyclone here in Chennai as well! i like that bit you shared about the Arab proverb. very true! and banana loaf, who can resist it? Love baked goodies with banana! :)

  5. I wish I had some of this banana bread for breakfast this morning! (But perhaps you do too since it's all gone!) I love the proverb - I'm going to jot that down to remember it. Very wise words indeed.

  6. Wish i get a slice rite now,yummy bread.

  7. The banana bread looks so moist and delicious... Great way to use those overripe bananas :)

  8. Wow delicious bread,very tempting too...


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