- 5 very ripe bananas, mashed with a fork
- 1/2 cups honey
- 6 T butter, at room temperature, plus a tiny bit more to grease your pans
- 3 eggs, lightly beaten
- 1 T cinnamon
- 2.5 cups white flour
- 2 t baking powder
- 1 t salt
- 1/2 cups chopped walnuts (or any nut you like)
- 1/2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 1 T vanilla extract
1, 2, 3
- Fold in dry ingredients to the wet; chocolate chips and walnuts last – don’t overwork
- Bake at 375 degrees F or 180 degrees C for 45-60 minutes
- Serve with vanilla bean ice cream with a splash of rum
Food for Thought
- I let my bananas sit for nearly 2.5 weeks before using them; the skins were black all over and they were uber mushy, but I still found that my banana bread didn’t exude too much banana flavour… thoughts?
Adjusted from Original Recipe: http://www.cookingforcommunity.com/recipes/old-bananas-banana-bread
Had a fantastic long weekend in the west coast; it’s been months since I’ve been and I missed it so dearly. Much chillier than what I expected (i.e. shorts + tee weather), but given that it was in the bay area, I suppose in hindsight I’m not too surprised. Went around doing some sightseeing that I never previously got to do, and also partook in my first official food truck event!
207 Second Avenue, New York, NY
Never did I think it was possible, but the 4 months working in NYC had me exhausted of consuming steak and sushi (not together, obviously). Since then I haven’t touched a single perfectly charred and seasoned juicy ribeye or vibrantly fresh and creamy uni. This weekend was going to be all about trying popular tourist-y places that are actually good.
I never really longed to go to NYC – that is, up until I had to spend 4 months there for work, in which case now that it’s over, I find myself constantly longing to go back. There’s a never-ending supply of things to do, things to see, and things to eat. I just can’t get enough of it.
After a 2 month hiatus, I finally returned last weekend. Staying with a fellow foodie, not only were the days and nights occupied with om noms, but also gracious accompaniments to the Met and UES /East Village walks. Here’s to discovering there’s so much more than what meets the eye; kudos to reddit bringing folks together. Continue reading
6483 Chippewa Street St. Louis, MO
One last STL classic before departing; gooey butter cake. Served as a coffee cake, it’s a butter and yellow cake crust with a cream cheese filling who’s product is similar to that of cheesecake. Story goes this was a mistake that worked: a baker added incorrect proportions of the ingredients and ended up with a gooey mess that stuck.
– Mississippi River
– The Arch
– Old Courthouse