Saturday, September 15, 2007

kitchen aide.

We finally made the big bloggy move. Welcome. To celebrate, I thought I would share with you a little taste of bananay heaven. In our house this is known as Ridiculously Good Banana Bread. Nate requests it for his birthday treat every year. Claire has recently started helping. Turning the mixer on full-blast makes her day. Here's the recipe:
Preheat oven to 300.
Grease 4 pans and dust with cinnamon sugar
Cream together:
3/4 c. butter
3 c. sugar
Add:
3 eggs
6 old bananas
16 oz sour cream
2 t. vanilla
2 t. cinnamon
one good shake cardamom
Mix in:
1/2 t. salt, 3 t. soda, 4 1/2 c. flour
Stare in amazement at the mixer.
Divide into four pans and bake for 1 hour.
Sometimes at this point I add a crumb topping* which is equal parts flour, melted butter and brown sugar. At this point, I should also stop calling this a bread, because come on, it's a giant fatty cake.

Eat. Share with friends.

*Nate calls the crumb topping crusty goodness. Because that is exactly what it is.

14 comments:

Hosmerita said...

Mmmmmm...
Sounds yummy in my tummy, so yummy so yummy.
I would only like it if pastry chef Clair was to make it for me. However I only have till tomorrow to eat it. My diet starts on Monday you know!

Hosmerita said...

I forgot the "e" on Claire's name... sorry. The comments section really needs spellcheck...

Leslie said...

Congratulations on the Banana Bread-oh wait-I mean the new big move!! I'm so glad you got it all done, and what an awesome way to celebrate.

Hosmerita said...

What big move is Leslie talking about? Have I missed something?

My name is Kari said...

Kim, Nope, we're still in this same old house (for a long time, I would bet)...but, we moved the blog to iderdider.com. This has been something I've been planning to do for months and finally got around to.

Hosmerita said...

I see said the blind man. I knew that. Hello. Can't wait to see you tomorrow.

Hosmerita said...

P.S. Your title picture doesn't show up on my computer. No iderdider.

Anonymous said...

So are you saying you add the crumb topping BEFORE or AFTER you cook it?????? I'm making some now - although not your exact recipe.

Kristin

My name is Kari said...

crumb topping before cooking.

Joshua & Valerie said...

I didn't check your blog for a couple of days and thought two things when I just opened the page to your blog.

1) I want your mixer.

2) Makayla was staring in amazement at the washing machine while it was agitating. (It continues to stay on even with the lid open). With an open mouth, she kept gasping in astonishment!

Our babies are too much! :)

Anonymous said...

No picture....even after the refresh! I'll try again tomorrow.
Love, Mom

Anonymous said...

really, really, ridiculously good bread. thanks for the rec, and congrats on the big move.

scoobs.

ps. i have some tomatoes for you. granma & grandpa send their love.

Hosmerita said...

The time for big fatty cake has come and gone. I will not be enjoying it.
I am trying not to become a big fatty Kim. I can handle little fatty Kim.

Richie says hi with a big smile, from behind the thumb in his mouth.

Anonymous said...

I don't see the title picture either :(

Kristin

P.S. My bread didn't turn out so good...and I never got around to the topping :(