Saturday, March 2, 2013

Weekend Baking

I love having some extra time on the weekends to bake something sweet for the rest of the week.  I've been looking at this Earl Grey Banana Bread for a while now and just had to try it.

Of course I made a few changes. I think it might be physically impossible for me to make a recipe without changing it just a little bit.


- 1/2 cup water
- 5 bags of Earl Grey Tea
- 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1/2 cup butter
- 1/2 cup low fat sour cream
- 1 teaspoonful baking soda
- 2 medium eggs
- 1 teaspoonful vanilla extract
- 3/4 cup chopped walnuts
- 2 1/4 cup all purpose flour
- 3 ripe bananas, mashed

1.) Preheat the oven to 350
2.) Bring the water to a boil in a small sauce pan, remove from heat, add the teabags and steep for 5 minutes
3.) Remove the teabags, put the pan on medium heat and add the sugars and butter
4.) Boil the sugar mixture for about 2 minutes until a syrup forms
5.) Meanwhile, mix the sour cream and baking soda and allow to sit for 5 minutes
6.) Add the eggs into the sour cream, mix well
7.) Slowly add the syrup in the sour cream mixture
8.) Combine the remaining ingredients and mix until no flour streaks are left
9.) Pour batter into a loaf pan sprayed with non-stick spray until the pan is about 1/2-2/3 full, if you have extra batter pour into a muffin pan or other small dish
10.) Bake for about 60 minutes (for loaf) or until a toothpick inserted into the middle comes out with a few moist crumbs
11.) Allow to cool completely before slicing

We really enjoyed this version of banana bread. The Earl Grey flavor comes out slightly to bring a different element to a familiar dish.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

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