Saturday, June 2, 2012

This sh*t is bananas.

B-A-N-A-N-A-S.

Yes, I made banana bread just so I could use that title. I'm baaaad.

My parents bought me a gluten-free banana bread mix from a company called Breads From Anna. There must have been a TV segment about the company, because three people from my hometown emailed me to tell me about it. Of course, when my friend Jess told me about it, I read the website address wrong and thought the company was called Breads Fro Manna. I was confused, in a hilarious sort of way. FRO MANNA, dude!



It was 9:30pm, and I was skipping my run because I'd... well, I felt like skipping. Get off my back, it's been a busy weekend! Anyway, I decided that the bananas I'd bought several days prior were just about ready to go bad, so the Banana Bread Fro Manna had to happen. Tonight. Right now.

I followed the directions. Again I had a mental soapbox-rant over the fact that all recipes call for beating, and that's not cool because not everyone has an electric mixer/beater device. So I whisked it vigorously and hoped it was sufficient.



The directions said to dust the pan with tapioca flour or rice flour. Do you think I had either one? Ha, no. That would have required planning. All I had was soy flour, and it most definitely did not want to be dusted onto anything. Crap. Okay, damage control, what else could I.... oh. Directions also said I could make muffins. Muffins were actually doable.

In interest of full disclosure, I am not a good cook. Pair the cat-vomit batter with my distinct lack of finesse in the kitchen, and I began to have serious doubts.



Setting the timer on the oven, I wandered back to my computer and started typing out this post. Photos were uploaded, giggles were uttered, dogs were told to shut up.

** At this point, the author got up to check on the muffins. **

Well holy cow, they don't look like cat vomit anymore! And they smell good!



** At this point, the author ate a banana bread muffin. **

Um, they're okay. They taste a bit... salty. Weird texture, like they should be fluffy but they're actually kind of slimy, which is a huge contradiction and I think my brain is having trouble wrapping itself around that.

At least I found a way to say, "This sh*t is bananas, B-A-N-A-N-A-S!" tonight.

Tomorrow I'll share the details of my weekend, blow by blow, just like I did a few weeks back. But for now, I'm going to eat another slimy muffin and watch Super Troopers.

3 comments:

  1. haha okay soooo maybe anna fro bananramadingdong wasn't the best suggestion. but at least your pain (confusion) has led to my amusement!

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  2. Slimy muffins huh. That doesn't sound very appetizing. Though I have a strange craving for banana bread now.

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  3. Well, back to the Chebe Balls. They're much cheaper and cuter, don't require the added expense of bananas, rice and/or tapioca dusting flour. Looks like you be getting an electric mixer/beater device from some deviant old kittens this year.

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