There seems to be a tradition starting that every time I visit my dad and step-mom or they come to visit us in Atlanta we bring a baked good. For Thanksgiving last year they brought us homemade carrot cake. For the wedding my step-sister brought us the most amazing chocolate cake. Even when we met in Gainesville last year for a homecoming football game we had homemade sugar cookies. It's a perfect tradition.
After the amazing carrot cake, chocolate cake and sugar cookies, I was under pressure to deliver something just as good. I put this pressure on myself, of course. Nobody else knew I would compare my baked good to theirs, but I did. I'm so glad it measured up!!
On Spoon Fork Bacon I found a Banana Bread that I had to try. Thankfully we had some overly ripe bananas at home that were perfect. (Did you see that it has chocolate in it - don't pass it up!)
|Source: Spoon Fork Bacon. I LOVE their photography!!!!|
The recipe calls for a 9" pan but I only had an 8" pan so I filled the one I had about 3/4 of the way and then put the rest of the mix into a smaller loaf pan and watched it as it baked so I didn't burn it.
Four of us ate the loaf of bread for two mornings while we were in Florida visiting over the weekend. I think that qualifies my bread as a success.