I had some ripe bananas lying around this week, and I really wanted to make some banana bread. I was a little hesitant because the last few recipes I’ve used, my bread did not get done in the middle. So, I decided to try a recipe off the web. This is what I found.
- 3 or 4 ripe bananas, smashed
- 1/3 cup melted butter
- 1 cup sugar (can easily reduce to 3/4 cup)
- 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 1 hour. Cool on a rack. Remove from pan and slice to serve.
Makes one loaf.
It turned out perfectly. The crust was slightly crunchy, the inside was moist but completely done. It was delicious. Two thumbs up.
Also, last night Rob and I decided to try a new place for dinner. About a month ago, Ezell’s chicken opened up about a mile from our home. There are several locations in the Seattle area, but I’ve never been to one. Everyone talks about how it is the best fried chicken anywhere, now that we have one so close we thought we should give it a try.
We got the spicy chicken (which was is the best seller),rolls, and mashed potatoes and gravy.
My thoughts: The rolls were delicious, the best part of the meal if you ask me. The chicken batter was also delicious. Crispy with great flavor. Both Rob and I decided that the chicken was almost too juicy. And the gravy for the potatoes was bland.
Overall, the chicken was good, but didn’t completely wow us and it was too expensive for what we got. We probably won’t be going back anytime soon.