Sweet Cooking

Free Old Bananas!

In Bread, breakfast on June 7, 2010 at 1:19 am

NYC is full of sidewalk vendors that sell fruit. They are everywhere! It’s very convenient.

Bananas are cheap. $.35 each or 4 for a $1.

I was craving banana bread and stopped to buy bananas from a street vendor. I picked through the bananas looking for the most ripe ones. Out of nowhere, the guy pulls out some past prime bananas. I reached for my wallet, but he wouldn’t accept payment. “No one will buy old bananas,” he said. Obviously he didn’t know he was talking to a baker.

I looked through my many, many banana bread recipes and decided on Cooking Light’sBanana-Oatmeal Loaf“. I followed the recipe exactly. Making the dough is really easy. Anyone can do it.

I put it in the oven, turned the timer on and started puttering around the house. My oven tends to cook things a little more quickly than others, so I usually check on my baked goods a few minutes early. I forgot about the banana loaf, and it got just a little bit too done.

It's hard to tell from the photo, but it's a little too brown on top.

The center was still moist, but the ends of the bread were too dry for me. Oh well! The bananas were free!

Still pretty tasty.


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