Friday, May 29, 2009

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banana bread:

this recipe is adapted from the new farm vegetarian cookbook. meaning, it's almost the same recipe, but i made it a little better:

cream together:
1/3 cup earth balance
1/2 cup dry sweetener (i'll use florida crystals, but if you have maple sugar, it would be better to use that.)

sift together:

2 cups flour (i like to mix flours, in any case, if you have the options, half whole wheat pastry flour and half refined pastry flour is good.)
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda

3 tbl almond milk (or soy, whatever)
with 1 tsp cider vinegar

then beat into the sugar mixture:
2 overripe bananas.
(did you know monkeys peel bananas from the bottom? i'm not 100% sure that's true, but try it, it's doable)

add the milk to the bananas and whatnot, then pour all the liquid whatnot mixture into the dry mixture.

if you want to add nuts, well, you should toast them first, 1/2 cup walnuts for 6 minutes or so at 350.

then bake for longer than you think necessary. the best banana bread i've had was when i forgot i was making banana bread and i didn't get impatient and take it out too early. give it a good hour at 350. yum.