Sunday, November 2, 2008

this is... a favourite recipe I would like to share

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Boy, do I hate picking favorites. I am not a "favorites" kind of person. But, 3-year-olds definitely have favorites!! And the "favorite" recipe that Emily thinks I should share is banana bread! She asks me several times a week if our bananas are "speckly" enough to make banana bread. The bananas rarely actually last long enough to make it to bread stage...but when they do, yum! I have actually posted this recipe before, but here it is again.

Banana Bread
2 large eggs
1 cup sugar
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1 cup mashed bananas
2 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
2-2/3 cup flour
1 cup sour cream
Preheat oven to 350°. Beat together the eggs, sugar and oil. Blend in the bananas and vanilla. In another bowl, whisk together all dry ingredients and then add all at once to the banana mixture. Mix quickly but thoroughly, then stir in the sour cream, mixing until just combined. Pour batter into a greased and floured 9"x5" pan. Bake for 1 hour, or until a cake tester comes out clean. (I have substituted plain yogurt for the sour cream in a pinch, but I don't like it as much).

This is especially good warm (fresh baked or toasted) with butter. Hmmm..I wonder if those bananas downstairs are speckly enough?

In other news, Halloween went fantastically, but was exhausting. I'm still tired! I never did get a good photo of the little witch, as she refuses to wear her sleeves down. But if I find any decent trick-or-treat photos on the camera I'll post them later!

I'm playing along with Mary's "Thankful for 30" meme -- I am too tired to have thought of something yet today, but yesterday's note? I am thankful for that sour-cream apple pie recipe, no kidding. I will be baking for as long as I can get decent apples this winter!!

This week's This Is... theme brought to you by Angela of three buttons.

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