Saturday, February 27, 2010

I could bake ALLLL day

I really could. I love it. I don't know if it's because I love eating the pre-made cake batter, brownie batter, cookie dough...etc, and because for some reason I don't think the calories count if I am just test tasting...just a little bit here and there OR if I love the taste of warm treats straight out of the oven, nevertheless, I LOVE IT. I moved in with my sister a couple months ago and she went and bought 10 bags of chocolate chip because she figured I would be baking up a storm. Every time I ask my nephew Cohen what he wants to do, he says "Let's make popcorn and cookies!" He knows me well. I have tried to slow down on the treats as of late because, well, it was starting to get a little out of control. But this week I hadn't made anything yet, and my bananas were beginning to rot, so I decided chocolate chip banana bread would be the perfect remedy. One tiny problem I have when reading recipes is my eyes somehow refuse to read recipes in a straight line. I think they deliberately try to block words out just to see how I react each time. I haven't been cooking long enough to realize that what I read shouldn't have been there, or that would have been way too much salt to add to a certain recipe, or of course there should have been much more flour in that... I just do what the recipe tells me or what my eyes think it tells me. No questions asks. So this time, I purposely added triple the salt, (didn't think a thing about it, naturally) - even sprinkled it all the way across the bowl (not just one mound in one place) so that it would mix evenly. Then I got to the next step which was baking soda...that's when I noticed. I almost started crying right there, but I told Jeremy what happened and he said it would probably be just fine and to continue with the recipe. Very skeptical, I did. Somehow it still turned out great! The recipe I got was from thegirlwhoateeverything.blogspot.com, a site that I love and want to make everything she has made! You should check it out.
Here is what the final product looked like... is it weird that I think its kinda cute with the chocolate chips on top instead of inside? Maybe its just the baby loaves?

5 comments:

amber said...

oh my gosh that looks so yummy!! And the baby loaves are just the cutest!

Heats said...

Aunt Mary says:

I need to get on the blogs and comment and I will learn to soon. so until I do will you please relay to Benita I love her weitingagain and am very proud of her chocolate chip banana bread. I was so glad to see she had a few days with Lori. I love how you girls keep up with each other. There again, Jeremy to the rescue.

Heats said...

P.S. It was yummy!

R Clan said...

That looks really good!

Kara and Glen said...

That looks so amazing because of the chocolate chips on top!!!