Monday, July 11, 2011

Three Extract Banana Bread

Working on recipes for Extract book. Section 1 -- Extracts, Research and Basics, Section 2 -- Recipes.... It will work itself out :-) Need a sexy name.....

4 overripe bananas (previously frozen, and thawed)
1/4 C melted butter
1/4 C yogurt
1/2 C light brown sugar
1/4 C granulated honey
1 egg, beaten
1/2 tsp each vanilla, cinnamon, clove extracts
1 C wheat flour
1/3 C sweet potato flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 C pecan pieces

This is a bread, moist with texture and character, that takes minutes to prepare and throw in the oven in the morning to wake up the house with sweet and spicy. Blend all ingredients, first wet then add dry. No need to over mix -- actually better if you take the rustic approach. Bake in a loaf pan at 350° F for about 1 hour.

Good for tea time, or if after dinner a spot of coffee liquor (I prefer a snifter of cognac).