Baking before it's Bad
For some reason, our fridge is veeeery bare right now. I was hungry, but I didn't know for what. I had also been wanting to bake. I don't mean that I was thinking about baking, but more that I had an unstoppable urge to bake. I was staring at the dismal selection I had to work with, and I realized I had the following:
1 cup of souring raw milk
2 pastured eggs
3 overly brown bananas
Those just HAD to come together into banana bread, right? Scrounging around in the freezer found a sprinkling of walnuts, too... OOOooooooo!
The only teensey weensey little bitty problem? John HATES bananas with a capital HATE. Can't even stand the smell of them. Not that this stopped me from making it, but I don't like to make things he hates without making something he will like to go with it.
What would I bake for him?!?! I only had 2 eggs, after all, and I was trying to use up the milk. I was able to find a recipe for Molasses cookies! I don't particularly like them, but John loves him some molasses. This recipe only needed 1 egg, and the banana bread needed 2, so I split the banana bread recipe in 1/2. I was going to be the only one eating it anyway, and I didn't need 2 loaves.
Banana Bread Ingredients:
- 1 Cup Unbleached Flour
- 3/4 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1/4 tsp sea salt
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup grass fed butter
- 1/8 cup sour raw whole milk
- 1 cup mushed up over ripe banana (2 bananas)
- 1 pastured egg
- 1/2 tsp real vanilla extract
- another 1/8 cup sour raw whole milk
- sprinkling of walnuts
First, I mixed all the dry ingredients together except the sugar (flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt)
Unfortunately, the molasses cookies were an epic failure. By epic failure, I mean they were charred up black cups of death. The dough never solidified, so I put them into a muffin tray. They never solidified there, either. They were SO GROSS. There aren't even any photos. That's how bad.
Oh well. You win some, you lose some.