Thursday, February 21, 2008

best banana cake

This recipe comes from a cookbook our friend wrote, called The Sweet Spot.This is what her husband had to say about the recipe:
"Best. Banana . Bread. Ever. OK, stop. I know what you're thinking. Did he really have to resort to tired punctuation cliches to make his point? And, c'mon already, how good can banana bread really be? Friend, I am gently weeping at the memory of this bread. I almost mailed a piece to you, but I was too selfish. We kept it from our kids. We cried when Pichet took half the loaf to share with Sherry Yard, the pastry chef at Spago. I'm not ashamed to say that long after the last piece was gone, I combed the kitchen for stray crumbs like I would search the woods for a lost child. Seriously, one of the ten best things I've ever eaten. Easy."

Unfortunately, I don't have the mad skills of the pastry chef who created it, so no tears were really shed when the last piece was gone. But, it was an extremely good banana cake. You should all run out and buy the cookbook.

banana cake
The one thing I always do with banana bread is fry it with butter. It crisps up so nicely and is much nicer to eat when it's warm.
[butter, flour, baking powder, honey, light brown sugar, cinnamon, salt, bananas, vanilla extract, eggs, yogurt, chocolate chips]



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