I love to bake and I usually go for simple hearty recipes, I can't really be bothered with rose petals and frosting, so knowing that, banana bread should have been a hit. But being a bit lazy at times (and maybe a bit over-confident), I figured I didn't need a recipe, I could just alter one into a banana bread, so I started by adding mashed bananas in a yogurt cake... epic fail. The consistency did not blend properly, and I ended up with a stone, literally. Then I tried to add bananas to a sponge cake, there again, big fail: for some unknown reason, it refused to cook. For my third attempt, I actually picked a recipe on the internet: this one wouldn't raise despite the baking powder. To be honest, I would have given up after this third attempt if my friend M. didn't keep on presenting me with her perfect banana breads, which kept tickling my stubbornness. Eventually I declared defeat and asked her for her recipe, that has since, never failed. Funny how sometimes the simple things are the hardest thing to achieve.
M. was traveling recently and she was emptying her fridge, so she turned to me with a smile: "Here Flo, would you take these 2 ripe bananas? Maybe time for a banana bread?". We both laughed at my baking experiences and disasters, so now that I have it all figured out, I thought I would share the love and recipe:
- 1 cup of melted unsalted butter
- 2 cups of flour
- 1 cup of sugar
- 2-3 ripe bananas
- 1 egg
- 1 teaspoon of baking powder
Basically just blend everything together and bake for 45min at 180 degrees celsius.