Friday, January 4, 2013
Recipe Review No. 1: "Easy Banana Bread"
Earlier today (while still in bed, actually), I pinned this 'super easy' Banana Bread recipe.
The cake - as I'm calling it now - came out beautifully - it looks pretty, and it slid out of the pans nicely - but.... it tastes like a slightly denser yellow cake with a hint of bananas. The chocolate chips also sank to the bottom half of the cake, too - normally I would have tossed the chips in a tsp of flour before adding them in, but I didn't have the flour out since I wasn't using it in the recipe. In hindsight, I should have set aside a tsp of the cake mix, but I didn't. I also should have doubled the amount of chocolate chips.
My advice: If you're going to go through the work of turning on the oven, greasing and flouring pans, and getting a mixing bowl dirty, just put in the extra 5 minutes and make this Banana Banana Bread, which has over 7,000 reviews and a rating of 4.5/5 stars at Allrecipes.com. It's just not worth cutting corners on this baked good.