Banana bread & vegetable stew

Oh wow! Harris Teeter had overripe bananas on sale again, perfect for making banana bread with! I actually got the recipe off the side of the banana bag, and it's not too bad.

At least it turned out much better than my first attempt, which resulted in a loaf with an undercooked centre. This one may have a cracked top but it's cooked all the way through!

Pops right out of the pan!

Lots and lots of walnuts- a must have!

So cream 1/2 cup of butter with 3/4 cup sugar, beat in 2 eggs, and fold in 2 cups of flour (I used all purpose), 1 tsp baking soda, and pinch of salt. Mash 3 large bananas (riper the better), and fold into mixture with 1 tsp vanilla essence and 1/2 cup walnuts. Pour into greased loaf tin, bake in a preheated oven at 350 degF for about one hour. Cool in pan for 10min before taking out the bread. Keeps well if you freeze it!

For dinner, I made a simple vegetable stew, with potatoes, carrots, chickpeas, onions, whole cremini mushrooms, cauliflower and canned stewed tomatoes. Added a bit of flour and sour cream to thicken the chicken stock, and sprinkled shredded cheese over the piping hot stew before serving with bread and romaine lettuce. For an ugly looking dish, it was pretty tasty!


eric yw lim said…
you are making me very hungry...
I think you are going to be a very good cook when i see u again :)
i miss your cooking!
Fried Tempeh said…
wahliew....... the stew look sso good lor.... if only i not so lazy to cook hahahaha.... guess what i ate for lunch! INSTANT NOODLES.... argh!!!! I got free dinner today... courtesy of the singapore society! Gonna make honey roasted veges tom... need to get parsnip... mmmm
Papa Jeff said…
yum yum!

by the way, my blog on wordpress is up


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