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.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: