Another thing that I hate: Bananas. But a thing that I love: banana bread (also, banana runts and banana popsicles). For whatever reason, the thought of eating an actual banana makes my skin crawl, but eating a nice, warm, butter-smeared slice of banana bread gives me a warm fuzzy feeling deep in the pit of my stomach.
I use a banana bread recipe that joined my collection in college, I believe from my then-roommate, Lisa. It is delicious and super simple, which makes me like it that much more. (If anybody has seen this recipe somewhere else, please let me know so I can credit accordingly.)
2 1/2 cups flour
1 cup sugar
1 tsp. salt
3 1/2 tsp. baking powder
3 Tbsp. vegetable oil
3/4 cup milk
2-3 overripe bananas
Combine them all with a mixer (stand or hand, your call [although I am partial to my FABULOUS Kitchenaid stand mixer, given to me by the BF]) and pour into a loaf pan that has been greased and floured (mine is stoneware, from Pampered Chef).
Bake at 350 degrees for 55-65 minutes. I will let it be known that this is a VERY long time to wait, particularly when the delicious smells are wafting through your apartment and you have been craving banana bread since you bought your bananas at the grocery store a week and a half ago and all you want is a slice. Not that I would know or anything. But the wait is soooooo worth it:
Gorgeous! Nothing is prettier than a nice loaf of bread, I say, banana or otherwise.
I am totally slacking on the shoes AGAIN today, but I promise some seriously amazing shoes in the near future!