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#1 Stone

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Posted 14 September 2018 - 12:23 PM

Can someone recommend a good one?


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#2 Anthony Bonner

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Posted 14 September 2018 - 12:33 PM

Lebowitz is pretty good.

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#3 Lippy

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Posted 14 September 2018 - 03:13 PM

I like Rose Levy Berenbaum's. If the recipe you choose does not include lemon zest, be sure to add it, anyway.

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Posted 14 September 2018 - 08:45 PM

I'd trust Rose over David, no aspersions.    


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Posted 15 September 2018 - 05:36 AM

The “jacked up banana bread” recipe from smitten kitchen is really good. I made it a lot in that golden time when my kids still liked bananas (but only sort of) and the current case where they refuse to consider them at all.
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Posted 15 September 2018 - 05:37 AM

HOW CAN THEY NOT LIKE BANANAS??????????????


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Posted 15 September 2018 - 06:26 AM

Carb laden stodge. Too common. Too yellow. Who knows?
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#8 voyager

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Posted 15 September 2018 - 02:38 PM

HOW CAN THEY NOT LIKE BANANAS??????????????

Bananas have finite stages of appeal.    I love green(ish) bananas, but once they become "sweet", speckled, estery, I can't abide them.     . 


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#9 joethefoodie

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Posted 15 September 2018 - 03:32 PM

ARe you looking for banana bread, or banana cake?

 

My go-to is a simple one from Nick Malgieri's How to Bake.



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Posted 15 September 2018 - 07:28 PM

ARe you looking for banana bread, or banana cake?


A good point. They are different, mostly in texture. Banana bread is hearty; banana cake is almost delicate.

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Posted 17 September 2018 - 02:13 PM

I like Rose Levy Berenbaum's. If the recipe you choose does not include lemon zest, be sure to add it, anyway.


For banana bread, I always use brown sugar and very ripe bananas. Good recipes include a fermented element, like sour cream or yogurt.

#12 joethefoodie

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Posted 17 September 2018 - 07:25 PM

Sometimes the bananas I use are so ripe, that they add the fermented element!



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Posted 17 September 2018 - 07:45 PM

After looking up some dozen recipes, I got tired of carrying the donkey and just threw a dart.     Included brown sugar, sour cream and scant half teaspoon cinnamon.    Probably too much banana as it is very moist.   But super delicious and again moist rather than dense, if that makes sense.    


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#14 Stone

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Posted 17 September 2018 - 08:36 PM

Cake.


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#15 Lippy

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Posted 18 September 2018 - 12:17 AM

After looking up some dozen recipes, I got tired of carrying the donkey and just threw a dart.     Included brown sugar, sour cream and scant half teaspoon cinnamon.    Probably too much banana as it is very moist.   But super delicious and again moist rather than dense, if that makes sense.


I often subtitute a few scrapes of nutmeg for cinnamon in baked goods.