So if you have been following my blog for a while, you will notice that I don't have any recipes like many other food blogs. This is not because I want to make my blog exclusively a review kind of blog, it is simply because I really lack the talent and patience to cook/bake at home and then photograph and blog about it.
My cooking style is pretty much - find whatever's lying around, chuck it all together and add soy sauce! Lol. And well, that's pretty much as good as it gets, but I'm slowly trying to master some kitchen skills ;)
A while back I read Rilsta's post on the best ever banana cake. And I thought it looked so great and simple, even someone like me could make it! So I wrote it down and kept it for a rainy day. That rainy day came a few weeks ago and I was craving banana bread so badly that I whipped this up in the middle of the night (a little bit crazy style).
You can check out the recipe here from Rilsta's blog, I pretty much followed the recipe, except I halved the quantities and I used a long loaf pan, so it turned into a banana bread loaf, rather than a pretty cake (like hers). So here's my first (amateur) attempt at baking banana bread:
2. Add Oil, Eggs, Mashed Bananas
and voila .....
you have banana bread!
Apart from the bottom kind of collapsing (because I was a little impatient), I have to agree with Rilsta, this banana bread was absolutely the best! I gave some to friends and family, and some words that were used to describe my banana bread included 'amazing', 'incredible', 'mmm omg' - so I felt pretty chuffed! It was very moist and sweet, but not too sweet. I particularly loved the crusty top, I couldn't stop picking at it straight out of the oven!
Thanks to Rilsta for sharing the recipe :)
Also, it's six months since I started The Hungry Girl :) It's been a great six months, I've met some great people, had some great meals, and look forward to the next six months! Thank you to everyone who reads and comments! Also, to all my lovely dining companions for putting up with me, there would be no foodie adventures and blogging without you all :) xoxo