|c/o Bon Appetit|
Did that get your attention? Good, it got mine too.
This weekend I tried a new banana bread recipe. I used to make banana bread almost three times a month, basically every week, and my mom baked it on a regular basis growing up. My family had perfected the recipe. But I have since cut myself off, mostly because I don't have as much free baking time as I would like and secondly, because I have no one to eat it with me. This weekend was different. I had four bananas calling my name and I knew just want they wanted. A few weeks ago, my mom sent me an article about "The Best Banana Bread", so I figure I would give it a shot. The recipe is pretty easy. I couldn't find my electric mixer, so I beat the butter and sugar with my own two arms, while watching the U.S. Open, of course.
To start, you will need the usual players: some very ripe bananas, eggs, butter, flour, baking soda, and salt. But something different that I was not use to seeing was dark brown sugar instead of regular sugar, and mascarpone instead of sour cream. I followed along and the batter came out to be a nice caramel color.
I baked it in the oven for 60 minutes at 350 degrees and it came out lovely. I omitted the optional nuts and chocolate chips because I wanted to see how it would be all my itself. Next time I am going to add my usual blueberries.
I have to say, it was pretty delicious. I am waiting for my mom's stamp of approval, but it might just take the place of our family recipe.
|Make sure you ad the mascarpone on top. Its delicious.|
What is your family baking tradition?