Posts tagged bananas
Posts tagged bananas
I use my computer for recipes all the time, the music stand is new. I’m surprised my keyboard isn’t totally clogged with flour by now, but it’s been working out fine so far.
About the bananas… they’re not that brown on the inside, but they do totally look gross, I’ve called it banana poo before (seen here), but they’re definitely okay to use. I don’t know how much the taste changes, I’ve always been a fan of a little-over-ripe bananas, anyway, but whenever I’ve baked using the frozen bananas, nobody complains. Sometimes you can find well lived bananas in the reduced section at your supermarket, but also some women at work give me their old bananas (sometimes hoping to eat them once they find their way into the oven). It’s a great way not to waste!!
edit: I wrote this and then re-read it, and then was reminded how I write like a high-schooler, or maybe younger. So I apologize for that. Oh well.
I think February 29th should be an actual holiday. I think we should all not have to go to work or school or have responsibilities for that one day once every 4 years. Like when someone says “if you had extra time in the day, what would you do?” People would treat it like that, or something.
So what did I do today? Well, I had a generally normal day at school, we’re weaving, it’s really cool, the work day ended. On the way home from work Tyler and I picked up burritos (treating ourselves to dinner) and then we baked together. That’s my kind of holiday.
Anyway.. When life hands you gross old bananas…
…make banana bread! (more on this later)
Happy Leap Day!
Right now I’m actually under the weather, my tummy is playing games with me and it feels full and empty at the same time and my entire body aches and I don’t like it one bit. But I’m in bed, drinking tea, updating my blog… resting, or whatever it’s called.
Here come a lot of pictures and some words… Remember when I was the saddest baker in the world? Okay, so not really, but I was pretty bummed when I had that cupcake fail last week. Well, I still had all the cream-cheese frosting I made, so of course I had to make cupcakes to put under that frosting.
I took these guys out of the freezer, and followed a banana cupcake recipe that I feel confident about. This time I added mini chocolate chips.
I was in a really good mood to begin, I was glad to be baking and it felt right. I had a cupcake success! 2 dozen regular guys and a 10 babies.
This time I used a pastry bag with no tip and tried to follow a different way to frost them, which I had seen on some video on the internet. The frosting was on the sweeter side (I don’t like super sweet frosting all that much) and I pretty much ran out when it was time to cover the minis, but a dollop did the job.
The cupcakes themselves are the perfect amount of sweetness for me. The littles were even enjoyed by a friend of mine who declares he does not like sweets and usually doesn’t give mine a try, but I think I may have convinced him otherwise.
Here’s A Tip! Check your local grocery store for a reduced section. Harvest Co-op, near me, often has reduced produce. 50 cents for a bunch of bananas is a steal! I just put them in the freezer and save them for when they’re going to be put into a baked sweet.