Windows Wide Open, Baking Up A Storm #Recipes

Healthy-Ways-to-Use-Overripe-BananasThree way-past-ripe bananas were making the kitchen rather… fragrant, so I decided to bake up some sour cream banana bread with dried cranberries—recipe adapted from the Kraft site.

 

 

Temps pushing the low 70’s invited throwing open the windows, donning the noise-reducing headset and diving into a Dido playlist while I prepared the batter.

INGREDIENTS

1/4 cup butter, softened
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 cup Sour Cream
1 cup mashed fully ripe bananas (about 3)
2-1/4 cups flour
1-1/2 tsp. Baking Powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
½ – 1 cup dried cranberries (or walnuts)

PREPARATION

Heat oven to 350ºF.
Beat butter and sugar in large bowl with mixer until blended. Add eggs and sour cream; mix well. Add bananas and combined dry ingredients; mix just until moistened. Stir in nuts.
Pour into greased and floured 9×5-inch loaf pan.
Bake 1 hour or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 5 min.; remove from pan to wire rack. Cool completely before slicing. Refrigerate leftovers.

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After doing an egg count (2 dozen in the fridge) I decided to hard boil a batch to make Deviled Eggs. I used the oldest eggs so I wouldn’t have to spend the entire day nipping away at the shells and ending up with a seriously disfigured egg.

After cutting the eggs in half and scraping out the yolks, I mashed the yolk with a bit of mayo, a few squirts of horseradish mustard, a generous tablespoon of homemade zucchini relish, salt and pepper, a few grinds of dried garlic and mixed until it was smooth but not runny. I piped the mix into the egg white portion and topped it with smoky paprika.

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Have a fabulous Tuesday! And BON APETIT!

About Nya Rawlyns

Nya Rawlyns doesn’t write typical romance. She writes emotion as a contact sport, rough and often raw. It need not be pleasant, heart-warming or forever after. What she seeks is what lies beneath—a dance of extremes, the intersect of need and desire, and the compromises we make when pain and pleasure become indistinguishable. ***** She has lived in the country and on a sailboat on the Chesapeake Bay, earned more than 1000 miles in competitive trail and endurance racing, taught Political Science to unwilling freshmen, and found an avocation in materials science. ***** When she isn’t tending to her garden or the horses, the cats, or three pervert parakeets, she can be found day dreaming and listening to the voices in her head.
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One Response to Windows Wide Open, Baking Up A Storm #Recipes

  1. I’m glad you’re feeling well enough today to bake and toddle around the kitchen! Yay! That banana bread sounds AMAZING… devilled eggs are … not my thing, though. I keep TRYING to like them… I just can’t quite manage it. I cannot stand hardboiled eggs. But yay for a bright day full of cooking goodness!

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