Daily NhanSense: Every day, I will blog about something that comes to mind. My goal is to practice writing about my hobbies, my interests, my opinions and so forth.
Day 6’s Topic: Baking.
I’m a dude who enjoys baking. Come at me.
Regardless, baking is fun for me. I find it relaxing, plus it’s the kind of chemistry I can get into because it requires patience and finesse to ensure your baked goods come out correctly.
One particular thing I have had lots of practice with is banana bread.
I always happen to have a few spare bananas lying around near the end of a week, so banana bread is something rather easy to throw together.
I found this one particular recipe awhile back, and it has proven itself as a real winner. It’s for strawberry banana bread, but the strawberries can always be switched out for something else (I just usually go with blueberries because they naturally complement the banana flavor.)
I have since altered the recipe a bit to my liking, and I think I am quite content with the consistent banana loaf that pops out of the oven.
So here’s how I prepare (blueberry) banana bread from start to finish.
- bananas – 3, overripe, smashed
- butter – 1/3 cup, melted and cooled
- sugar – 1 & 1/3 cups
- brown sugar – 1 tsp
- eggs – 2, lightly beaten
- vanilla – 1 tsp
- all-purpose flour – 1 & 1/2 cups
- baking soda – 1/2 tsp
- nutmeg – 1/2 tsp
- baking powder – 1 tsp
- salt – 1/4 tsp
- blueberries – 1/3 cup (optional)
- cinnamon – 1/4 tsp (optional)
3. Get three ripe bananas. Ideally, you want the peels to be as dark as possible. Bananas gradually grow sweeter the riper they get, so you want to use bananas that have sat around for a few days.
9. Add 1/2 tsp of nutmeg.
13. This step is optional, but feel free to add whatever additional ingredient(s) you would like. I opt for just a 1/3 cup of blueberries because I like the flavor profile of bananas and blueberries together.
However, I have experimented with a whole cup of blueberries and more in the past, and this often overpowered the banana flavor to the point where the loaf ended up being blueberry bread instead of banana bread. But hey, it’s up to you.
18. And voila. You have (blueberry) banana bread. Feel free to add whatever else you would like. For instance, for this particular loaf of banana bread, I added a homemade glaze on top before I sliced it up to serve.
This is an easy recipe, but it’s still tasty.
Again. I’m a dude who enjoys baking. Come at me.
“Get good. Be better.” – Nhan Fiction