Should Bake Again

I missed baking. I’m not an expert when it comes to baking but have tried cupcakes, loaf bread, cookies, macaroon and other breads. December was the last time I baked. So it has been months. I really missing and if I only have ingredients here, possibly I will be in the kitchen. Sadly, I don’t have ingredients now, but I hope to do baking as soon as possible. Probably will do banana loaf because this was the first I baked. I remember it wasn’t 100% successful but didn’t stop me of doing it again. I’m thinking also banana choco chips muffin because this recipe didn’t fail me. I like the taste and for me after 1 or 2 days the muffin becomes tastier.

My sister once asked me if I want to enroll in TESDA. I don’t have formal baking lessons and I only watch youtube or read online for the recipes. My sister said TESDA offers baking. I was thinking of doing it but of course I need extra money to do this. And for sure with formal lessons I will learn a lot. I want to know more about icing stuff. I have tried putting icing on top of my cupcake but not satisfied with the result. Oh well, I need to save extra bucks and might enroll. I think I have future on this (think optimistic) hahah!

How to make Banana Loaf Bread

I made banana loaf bread for the very first time.  It wasn’t 100% successful because some of the part burned especially bottom part but happy because the bread didn’t go to waste completely and besides it was my first baking experience.

Anyhow, I got banana loaf bread recipe in this site http://www.simplyrecipes.com/recipes/banana_bread/. All the ingredients are easy to find and some are already in the kitchen so I didn’t think twice of baking banana loaf bread.

Ingredients
• 3 or 4 ripe bananas, smashed
• 1/3 cup melted butter
• 1 cup sugar (can easily reduce to 3/4 cup)
• 1 egg, beaten
• 1 teaspoon vanilla
• 1 teaspoon baking soda
• Pinch of salt
• 1 1/2 cups of all-purpose flour

Method
No need for a mixer for this recipe. Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C). With a wooden spoon, mix butter into the mashed bananas in a large mixing bowl. Mix in the sugar, egg, and vanilla. Sprinkle the baking soda and salt over the mixture and mix in. Add the flour last, mix. Pour mixture into a buttered 4×8 inch loaf pan. Bake for 1 hour. Cool on a rack. Remove from pan and slice to serve.

Yield: Makes one loaf.

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I followed all the ingredients and baking procedure and patiently waiting for the outcome. After 30 mins I smelled something, my loaf is beginning to burn. I checked it and inserted a toothpick inside, just like the bakers said you will find your cake or bread done when the toothpick comes out clean. When I inserted the bread isn’t cook yet.

So I continue baking and didn’t mind the smell but instead of cooking it for one hour I only baked it for 50mins. The oven i used has function knob that allow to select heater setting. At first i selected lower setting and it took time before i changed it to upper setting. I think that’s the reason why the bottom part burned completely.

Well after 50 mins it was done. I let it cool first and transferred to plate. As expected the bottom and top part burned, I wasn’t surprised. The bottom part is burned completely sorry I didn’t capture it. Just think of charcoal and it was like that. The top part is slightly burned but inside it was cooked properly see image below.

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The family who tasted my banana loaf said it was good well not the burned part. I must say I’m 60% satisfied with my first baking experience. I’m using mini oven so I think the cooking time is different compared to big oven.

Anyhow, for sure this isn’t the first and the last and definitely I will bake banana loaf bread again, I won’t stop until I perfect it.

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 This post was created June 2013, copied from my deleted blog.