BANANA BREAD! AHHHH!
All fellow baking n00bs/haters, huddle over here! Heck, even if you DO have baking skills, try this recipe. It's so simple, so moist, and rich with banana goodness. Found the recipe via TasteSpotting, and the original recipe is from a lovely lady named Ms. Hockmeyer, who has sinced passed. I think it's really sweet how she lives on every time this recipe is discovered and loved! Recipe found here, my adapted version below (because, AGAIN, I didn't have all the ingredients).
Simple Banana Bread
Adapted from Ms. Hockmeyer's banana bread recipe, via Simply Recipes
3 or 4 ripe bananas, smashed (I only had 2 bananas, so I added the puree of 1 peeled small red apple. This provides the missing nanners' sweetness/moisture/some texture)
1/3 cup melted margarine
3/4 cup sugar
1 egg, beaten
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon baking soda
Pinch of salt
1 1/2 cups of all-purpose flour
No need for a mixer for this recipe. Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C). With a wooden spoon, 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 55 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean when inserted. Cool on a rack. Remove from pan and slice to serve.
Sometimes, when I scroll through my photos, I cringe at the thought of how cloyingly sweet or rich everything would be as a daily diet. It's at these times that I have to remind myself that I don't gorge myself on all these things, all the time hahah. Hmm maybe I should post up some healthier things next :D Believe it or not, I do eat salads and such!
Random food fact: Starburst was created by the European confectionery Mars Inc. in 1960 and was originally named Opal Fruits.