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Tuesday, November 16, 2010

It's true!

Well, as promised by the forecasters, the winds came up mighty forceful and knocked out the power for about 9 hours.
As in the previous post, I mentioned that I didn't mind because we were ready for it except...
I decided to make a loaf of banana bread about half an hour before it went out.
What was I thinking?!
I tried to put it in a dutch oven on top of the wood stove for the night but it still wasn't done by 6 a.m
Now for those of you thinking....this loaf is going to be a disaster...
Never fret!
I have the worlds most fool proof-never fail-add what you want-delicious recipe EVER!
I can now add to the title..."even if the power goes out half way through baking time and you have to finish it half on the wood stove half in the oven when the power comes back on".
So with a few simple ingredients...
The prized recipe...
(which I believe came from 'The New York Times Cookbook' years ago)
You will have a beautiful, lovely, moist and scrumptious loaf every time...
This time, I drizzled organic maple syrup over top before I baked it and it gave it a really nice crispy top.
Time for tea!


the wild magnolia said...

The bread looks moist and delicious!

Never fail, seems to be true! :)

I'll give it a try!

Tatersmama said...

Mmmm! The bread looks perfect!
Just one question... did you use fresh bananas, or brown ones? I've always just used brown over-ripe ones. (what the kids haven't eaten)

And with the maple syrup on top? Oh YUM!

magpie said...

now if i canadjust it to gluten free...
(and i vote for brown bananas)

Jaime said...

The power almost went out here as well....I had my candles lit, just in case!
That bread looks AMAZING!
I am going to come back for this many good things inside that banana bread. Yum!

Sherry O'Keefe said...


ok, now i have a reason and the motivation to bake. banana bread is my favorite and yet i never make it because ....because.... (i'd eat it all.)

i plan to copy this recipe and try it the very next time my power is about to go out. :)