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Damn Good Banana Bread

Damn Good Banana Bread

Review Overview

ease of preparation and cooking
8.5
availability of ingredients
10
specialized cooking utensils required
9

Damn Good

This one is a little effort but well worth it. Make sure and use banana's which have peel that are covered in many black spots. That will provide the best flavor.

 

Banana Bread
 
Ingredients
  • Hardware:
  • 8½ X 4½ inch loaf pan.
  • Wet Ingredients:
  • 6 large very ripe bananas
  • 8 tablespoons (1 stick) unsalted butter, melted and cooled slightly
  • 2 large eggs
  • 5¼ ounces packed light brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoons granulated sugar
  • Dry:
  • 8¾ ounces unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ¾ teaspoon kosher salt
  • Optional:
  • ½ cup walnuts, toasted and coarsely chopped
Instructions
  1. Adjust oven rack to middle position and heat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Spray 8 1⁄2 by 4 1⁄2-inch loaf pan with nonstick cooking spray.
  3. Whisk flour, baking soda, and salt together in large bowl.
  4. Place 5 bananas in microwave-safe bowl; cover with plastic wrap and cut several steam vents in plastic with paring knife. Microwave on high power until bananas are soft and have released liquid, about 5 minutes. Transfer bananas to fine-mesh strainer placed over medium bowl and allow to drain, stirring occasionally, 15 minutes (you should have 1⁄2 to 3⁄4 cup liquid).
  5. Transfer liquid to medium saucepan and cook over medium-high heat until reduced to 1⁄4 cup, about 5 minutes. Remove pan from heat, stir reduced liquid into bananas, and mash with potato masher until smooth.
  6. Whisk in butter, eggs, brown sugar, and vanilla. Pour banana mixture into flour mixture and stir until just combined with some streaks of flour remaining. Gently fold in walnuts, if using. Scrape batter into prepared pan.
  7. Slice remaining banana diagonally into 1⁄4-inch-thick slices. Shingle banana slices on top of either side of loaf, leaving 1 1⁄2-inch-wide space down center to make sure even rise. Sprinkle granulated sugar evenly over loaf.
  8. Bake until toothpick inserted in center of loaf comes out clean, 55 to 75 minutes.
  9. Cool bread in pan on wire rack 15 minutes, then remove loaf from pan and continue to cool on wire rack.
  10. Serve warm or at room temperature.

 

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Review Overview

ease of preparation and cooking
8.5
availability of ingredients
10
specialized cooking utensils required
9

Damn Good

This one is a little effort but well worth it. Make sure and use banana's which have peel that are covered in many black spots. That will provide the best flavor.
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