Banana Bread

My mom loves banana bread, dad used to buy her banana breads everytime he passed by Goldilocks. Since I live here in Manila where bananas are abundant all year round every week we have bunch of bananas on our dinning room table waiting to be gobbled up. I thought to myself I could make one how hard could it be...

So the quest for banana bread recipes started, I used to make one using Maya box mix where you could bake it with the handy dandy oven toaster (before I didn't have a oven). I was really easy I just oven the box mix oil, water and 2 mashed bananas and woahla! in 15 minutes or so banana bread to enjoy taste quite nice actually...

After tons of boxes of banana mix, I finally got the courage to start thinking of doing it from scratch. I searched the net, browse through my baking book collections and tried soooooo... recipes that I've just had it! Then finally as I was browsing though my newly acquired baking book of that time Nigella Lawson's How to be a Domestic Goddess, I tried it once it was a hit with my family everybody loves it, I never tried making it any other way. Nowadays whenever there's overripe bananas on the table I always stach them away and makes it into a banana bread. At first I was a bit hesitant to try it coz the recipe calls for sultanas. And I thought sultanas = raisins right? well, nobody likes raisins in my family. I did it anyway and so far no regrets though everytime someone asks me what are those I always answer Sultanas, why? and the only reply that I get is a shrug and a huge bite on the bread, so that's the end of discussion.

To tell you a secret: I never liked it though, I always nibble on small thin slices only. I don't know why I never seem to like taste of banana bread though I love eating just riped bananas never liked the mushy kind (hmmmm... maybe that's why)

So I tried baking some of the batter into cupcakes so there's only small portions of it. To make them more eye catching, I got my left over stach of frosting and ganache hidden in the freezer, I thawed them out and whipped them up, sladder on top of the banana cupcakes and sprinkle some of the assorted sprinkles (I bought them as an impulse buy coz I thought they were cute haven't used them ever since, I finally got to use them!) Something colorful on top.

Truth is I still not a big fan of them but still do try to eat some coz fruits are good for the body. Heck we have to make certain sacrifices to stay healthy.


I'm a nine to five pencil pusher who loves to play with flour and paper during my free time. Dreams of going to Europe and eat croissants and make pastries all day long!


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