Hey guys! It’s me Berry here with February’s edition of Baking with Berry! Even though I’ve done quite a few Baking with Berry’s, I believe this is the first actual recipe I’ve done. I got this from a cookbook, so it’s not my own, but it is one of my favorites! Today I will be showing you how to make banana bread!
This is the recipe. I will be following it mostly, with just a few changes.
The first step is to peel and mash your bananas. I normally use about 3-4.
They should also be pretty ripe and mushy.
Preheat the oven to 350. I know you normally need to begin with this, but I sometimes forget.
Then, you should grease your pans. Since I’m using a muffin pan(I prefer this to a bread pan) I just put cupcake wrappers in it.
Now is when you mix your sugar and butter.
Berry Tip no. 1
If you’re like me(I don’t plan ahead very well) and your butter is not softened, you can simply put it in the microwave in 5 second increments until it is softened.
Berry Tip no. 2
This recipe calls for buttermilk. Since the only time we ever use buttermilk in my house is when I make banana bread, it’s not a good idea to buy a whole gallon. Instead, you can make your own buttermilk! I’ll show you how.
Pour a tablespoon of lemon juice into a measuring glass.
Then, add enough milk to equal 1/2 cups of liquid.
There you have buttermilk!
Berry Tip no. 3
Clean as you go. It really makes things easier.
Okay, so after those interruptions, we get back to our recipe! Once you have the sugar and butter mixed up, you can add the eggs.
I beat the eggs into the batter until it looked like this.
Then, you add the buttermilk, bananas, and vanilla.
Your batter should now look like this.
Then, I added my flour,
Baking soda, and salt.
I mix it all up, then it is time to pour it in the pan.
I use a 1/4 cup measuring cup to scoop the batter into the muffin pans. It’s usually a good amount.
Tada! The perfect amount in each muffin! Now, there is one problem. It looks rather messy, which leads us to…
Berry Tip no. 4
Wipe up any spilled batter. This batter will burn to the pan. That is not good.
I had a lot of batter left over, so I decided to makea small loaf of bread too.
Doesn’t it look lovely? Now, all that is left is to bake it.
I wanted to get a picture with all my muffins and bread, but my friends got to them first. Of course I’m happy to share, but Treasure ate the whole loaf of bread herself. Not cool Treasure. Anyway, this is your finished product!
What’s your favorite thing to bake?