Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Banana Ginger Bread

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Is it BREAD? or Is it CAKE?

"Qu'ils mangent de la brioche" Marie Antoinette

For someone who considers herself 'no baker' this bread turned out very well. I say bread, not cake, because it really isn't that sweet, and it tastes super delicious with a nice swipe of butter. I adapted this recipe from a website called: Fork Knife Swoon. Their recipe was called Ginger Spiced Banana Bread. I hope you will give mine a try, and let me know what you think…

2 medium ripe bananas/2 pears with skin-cored
1/2 cup fat-free Greek yogurt
1/2 cup 1% milk
1 tbsp grated fresh ginger-peeled
1 tsp molasses
1/2 stick butter-salted
4 whole eggs
2 scant cups white sugar
3 cups white flour
1 cup whole wheat flour
2 tsp baking soda
2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground cloves
1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
1/2 tsp reg salt
1/4 tsp cardamom

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare 1 loaf tin and 1 8X8 glass baking dish by greasing them with butter. In a blender, combine the banana, pear, Greek yogurt, milk, butter and ginger. Blend until smooth. In a large bowl combine eggs and sugar, and add the mixture from the blender. Using a hand mixer, blend until combined. In another bowl, combine the flours, baking soda, spices, and salt. Dump the dry mixture into the wet mixture, and mix with the hand mixer, until just combined. Pour mixture into prepared pans, and bake for 45 minutes. Test for doneness with a wooden toothpick. Let the bread rest on the counter for 10 to 15 minutes, then remove and cool on a wire rack.
I ate some bread right away(warm-YUM!), I left some on the counter wrapped in parchment paper, and froze some. Delicious, no matter what…although I really would recommend a swipe of butter…Enjoy!

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