My mother and I went to the Fairport farmer’s market this past weekend. It’s tiny in comparison to the big one in the city, but it’s much closer and less crowded, so I prefer it.
She kept asking what I wanted, and I kept responding, “buy whatever looks good, I’ll figure out something to do with it.”
So we bought peaches.
Peaches intrigue me. I haven’t eaten many, and when I have eaten them they were from a can or in a fruit salad.
It’s such a beautiful, fragrant fruit with vibrant colors…and that texture.
That soft, almost human-like skin that you want to rub against your face.
It creeps me out.
I’ve always wanted to make monkey bread. The whole concept of bread that you pull apart just intrigued me, and besides, look at it. It’s super cool looking.
I have no idea why it’s called monkey bread, but…
I dug out an apron for Captain Chips here, handed him a mixing spoon and we were ready to go. What’s monkey bread without a monkey helper?
I’m a big fan of bananas. I try and bring one to work every day, but there’s always the problem of them turning brown so damn fast.
If I buy them too early (like the week before) they never last me the week. Thank god for banana bread.
Awhile back, my sister sent me a very simple recipe for banana bread:
2 cups flour
1 1/2 tps baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
4 overripe bananas
1 cup sugar
3/4 cup butter, melted and cooled
2 large eggs
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 cup finely chopped pecans (optional)
Preheat oven to 350 and lightly grease a 9X5 loaf pan. In one bowl combine flour, baking soda and salt. Set aside. In another bowl, whip bananas and sugar together for 3 minutes until there is a nice fluffy cream. Add melted butter, eggs and vanilla. Beat well and scrape down sides of bowel. Mix in dry ingredients just until blended. Fold in nuts. Pour into pan. Back for 1 hour 15 minutes.
Now, she was obviously rushed when she typed this up for me (that can happen when you have a baby), and I’ve highlighted some of the delightful errors. My favorite is “scrape down sides of bowel.” Gross =)
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