This Sunday was a mixed bag of good and bad. From a gastro p.o.v it was brill – I baked, I cooked, I ate, I read and I watched a couple of documentaries. The bad being that I did all of this while being ravagaed by a grotty cold. The SECOND in two months! Not to fret. Dayquil is doing its job well so far.
Sunday has always been a cooking day for me. Coming from a big family the only thing I remember about Sunday’s was the sheer volume of cooking going on. Everyone had a duty, someone handled the rice and peas, someone else the roast chicken, the parsnips and roast potatoes, the salad and the freshly made carrot juice (or my dad’s special pineapple punch or lime-wash depending on what was in season). It was no mean feat cooking for 8 persons, but we did it. Down to this day, some twenty odd years later I still cook much to much for one person..but that’s what leftovers are for eh?!
I saw this post on design*sponge on Friday for Skinny La’minx’s banana bread. I was familiar with Skinny La’minx from having been a fan of her fabric designs on Etsy, but had no idea that she also loved to cook! So I gave the recipe a try with a few substitutions – whole wheat flour, brown eggs, brown sugar (half cup instead of one cup..) and oh my..we are munching on the bread right now at work!! See pics of the whole sha-bang below.
1. The ingredients used. 2. I chopped up the bananas before mushing them. 3. Mushing the bananas with a potato masher. 4. The golden brown sugar and Kerry gold Irish butter yum. 5. All the dry ingredients mixed into the egg, butter and sugar. 6. Adding the banana mush to the dry ingredient mix. 7. Ready for the oven! In a wax paper lined buttered tin. 8. The end result, brekkie with a cup of tea!
For the recipe go to design*sponge.
all pictures by moi on my iphone using shake it photo