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Banana Bread

21 Aug

First off, I don’t like bananas – can’t stand ’em.  Taste, texture, smell – nothing about them I like.  But I’ve always sort of liked banana bread.  My main complaint was that my Mom’s banana bread always ended up with a soggy, banana-y section on the top in the middle.  I guess it was too moist, or didn’t bake long enough, but the obvious banana element ruined it for me (sorry Mom!).  Anyway, I do buy bananas because the kids like them, and occasionally we end up with extra, over-ripe ones, and I can’t just throw them away!  So I found a recipe from Cook’s Illustrated, which does involve a few extra steps, but turns out to be well worth the trouble.  The following recipe is my version – I omitted an additional step that added fresh sliced bananas to the top.  I highly recommend adding the nuts – any nuts will do.  The bread is naturally very moist, and the nuts add some welcome texture. My favorite way to eat this bread is toasted (careful getting it out of the toaster – it will crumble), spread with unsalted butter, and topped with a sprinkle of sea salt.

Banana Bread

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