Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Kitchen Class with Xyra #3

In the Kitchen with Grace and Xyra

Recipe of the ____ (Day, Week, Month, Year)

Banana-Rum Bread

Hi! So if you've read the Meet the Girls section of our blog you know that almost all of us like to bake. Maybe you have read about Gramma Enne's banana bread or Lanie making AP Cake or Kaya making lemon cake. Well, today, I have another type of banana bread. We saw EatingWell's recipe for Coconut-Rum Banana Bread and started creating from there.

What do I mean? Well, we're not fond of coconut, so we didn't add the toasted coconut chips and we adjusted the name of the recipe to Banana-Rum Bread instead. Except for the coconut, we did follow the recipe.

Let's get started. We've washed our hands, tied back our hair, and put on an apron. Our oven is preheating to 350 degrees F. 
The first thing we want to do is grease our loaf pan. The recipe suggests using cooking spray, but we prefer using butter in the stone loaf pan.
Done. Time to wash our hands again; want to get all the butter off.

In this bowl we have the mashed banana, eggs, oil, brown sugar, rum, melted butter and vanilla. 
Don't worry, the alcohol will cook out of the rum. In case you are wondering we used Malibu coconut rum to add the flavor without the strange texture. We've whisked everything together.

In this bowl we have the whole-wheat flour, baking powder, salt, baking soda, and ground ginger. 
We've whisked that together too.

Now we add the dry to the wet and mix it up.
Your batter should look like this.

Spread the batter in the loaf pan and pop into the oven.
The recipe notes 50 minutes to 1 hour for baking. 
I'm setting the timer for the lower number. Now we wait.

[Time passes; timer beeps]

We'll use the wooden pick test for doneness. 
Although, you can see the edges are a bit dark, so we probably should have set the timer for 40 minutes. Oh, well. It's not too bad. Let's see what the pick says.
Yep, it came out clean, so the bread is done. We'll let is rest in the pan for 10 minutes.

[Time passes]

Remove the bread from the pan and set it aside on a rack to finish cooling.

Looks good and smells great!

[Time passes]

It's cool enough to cut. Doesn't it look great? 

Mmm, tastes great too!

Hope you enjoyed our Kitchen Class!

A bientot!

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