May 24, 2006

Unbeatable Banana Bread לחם בננות

"The chains of habit are generally too small to be felt until they are too strong to be broken." /Samuel Johnson
 
after soaking 500gr chick-peas ,[we call them just hummus] for a night, I cook them with lot of water ,until soft.. then I add olive oil + salt + pepper, this time I add cumin , and it's very tasty; best eaten : warm or cold .. try this..
New and Interesting recipes:
** Green Garlic Recipes Chef Dante Boccuzzi of Aureole-New York, NY
** Granny Smith Apple Sorbet with Sauternes Jelly /
Chef Tetsuya Wakuda of Tetsuya’s – Sydney, Australia [Adapted by StarChefs.com
Yesterday we open the new Fetina cheese, and yes, I'm in love with this cheese ! you can't find fetina in any store here,but when you find it, you get a small - 200 gr white package..
This Fetina - a feta style cheese,denemark made by
Arla is wonderful with any salad you love ,on bread, in a soup, with pasta ..with spinach= spinat (a food site from dk) .. I'll buy another one very soon !
 
Lisa from on the face is writing this week about another (Hebrew) blogger Hanan Cohen which "has created a site that aggregates Israeli blogs written in English" , thank you Lisa !












By
the time you're 80 years old you've learned everything. You only have to remember it." /George Burns
Visiting ... and many others in my 'Food Sites I Love' -* Tanvi's Blog - From the Pantry , avital's Blog - Le Pétrin (in the list) , Cate's Blog - very good things , * Jan's Blog - Here , weeklydish - Here ,foolforfood - Here , glutton rabbit - Here , * ivonne in cream puffs in venice, Melissa the Cooking Diva , Lisa's Blog ! and more :-) . 3 very ripe bananas were in my kitchen... but for this 'bread' I need only 2,they were very very ripe, and I knew - if not now.. tomorrow will not be another day for them..
This bread is, again very easy to make, if you have soft butter,and all ingredients..
I use yogurt not sour cream , and 2 TB less of the sugar.. Now.. I can feel banana smell here..
after 70 minutes in the oven,you get a high,moist and realy very very tasty Banana Bread !! ;-)


"Unbeatable Banana Bread"/Family fun

2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
1 cup sugar
2 eggs, at room temperature
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 medium-large very ripe bananas (1 cup mashed)
1/2 cup sour cream

H O W
1. Heat the oven to 325°. Line a 5- by 9-inch loaf pan, preferably one with a light interior, with enough waxed paper to drape over the long sides. This will make the baked bread a cinch to remove and the pan easy to clean. Set the pan aside.
2. Sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt into a medium bowl. In a large bowl, cream the butter using an electric mixer. Gradually add the sugar, scraping down the sides of the bowl as necessary. Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Next, add the vanilla extract and blend briefly. Set both bowls aside.

3. Peel the bananas and place them in a separate bowl. Mash them with a fork or a potato masher and measure out 1 cup. Add the sour cream and stir to blend. Set the bowl aside.
4. Using a wooden spoon, blend a third of the dry mixture into the butter-sugar mixture. Add the rest of the ingredients in this order, stirring well after each addition: half of the banana mixture, half of the remaining dry mixture, the rest of the banana mixture, the rest of the dry mixture. Next, add mix-ins if desired (see below).
5. Scrape the batter into the prepared pan and smooth the top with a spoon.
Bake on the center oven rack until a tester inserted deep into the center of the bread comes out clean, about 70 to 75 minutes.
6. Transfer the bread to a cooling rack and cool it in the pan for about 20 minutes. Using the waxed paper, lift the bread from the pan and place it on the rack.
Pull down the sides of the paper and allow the bread to cool thoroughly before slicing. Makes 10 or more servings.
7. For custom flavors that are sure to please everyone in your clan, try these fun variations.Chocolate Chip Walnut Banana Bread: Follow steps 1 through 4, then stir 2/3 cup mini chocolate chips and 1/3 cup chopped walnuts into the batter.
Cranberry Banana Bread: Follow steps 1 through 4, then stir 1 cup dried cranberries into the batter.
Full recipe - Here






"Unbeatable Banana Bread" לחם בננות

2 comments:

Emily said...

After a year, I finally found the time to say thanks for posting your food journey - it has been enjoyable! The banana bread was AND IS an instant hit w/ my family. The apple cake was also very good! Thanks for blogging.

chanit said...

emily
Thanks for your visit and for your comment ! you are Welcome !! :-)

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