So here’s the deal, I’m kinda super weird, and you probably already know that, but in case there are any new faces around here today, I thought I’d put that out there.
I’m a girl who hates, hates, hates all things domesticated like cooking, baking and cleaning. I’ll go out of my way to avoid it as much as possible. I’m not proud of it, and I try to change it, but so far no luck. I am never in the mood to do any of those things. But every once in a while I’ll get the urge, and it will be at the strangest times. I’ve been known to start cleaning my apartment at 9:30 on a Sunday night, or clean my bathroom at 1:00 am Saturday morning. Not normal right? Well it happened again this weekend. Sometime just before midnight on Saturday I got the sudden need to bake a banana bread. First one ever at that. And I did it. And it turned out pretty good. I’m super proud of myself. And because I’m
always sometimes bad at this bloggy thing, there are zero pictures. So you’ll just have to take my word for it.
I found a simple recipe here and then tweaked it for the things I had in my cupboards:
For the bread:
3 over-ripe bananas, smashed up
1/3 cup melted butter
3/4 cup sugar
1 egg, beaten
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp baking soda
dash of salt
1 1/2 cups flour
Preheat oven to 350. Butter and four a loaf pan. Mine was 9 x 5, but you could use any sort, I suppose. Just keep a close eye on it in the oven, and adjust the time as needed
Mix bananas, butter, sugar, egg, and vanilla together. sprinkle baking soda and salt around on top of the banana mixture. Then gently stir in flour. Be careful not to over-mix!
Pour mixture into pan.
Bake for 50-60 minutes, but remember, if you’re using a different-sized loaf pan, be careful and keep a close eyeball on it!
Guys I’m telling you, this recipe is super simple. If I was successful on the very first try, its impossible to mess it up.
And now I’m off to work, to do my very best to be productive for the three short hours I’ll be there before heading to the airport!
I’ve got a few posts lined up for while I’ll be gone, so that this place won’t be abandoned. And since so many of you said you want me to keep you updated of my adventures in Paris, I’ve decided to do what all the cool people do and came up with a hashtag for Twitter and Instagram so that you guys can check up on me if want.