Be One With the Banana

After much deliberation, the foods decided upon for this week’s edition of 2 idiots in a kitchen were banana bread and avocado & pomegranate crostini–slightly healthier choices compared to last time’s potatoes and cupcakes.

 

Blakely began with the banana bread.

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Mashing the bananas with her hands was more fun than using any other tool to do so, and she even deemed them good exfoliators.

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To properly make banana bread, one must “become one with the banana.” Otherwise, the banana bread will not turn out properly.

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Into the pan the mixture goes.

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Oh crap. “How essential is the vanilla?” Back out of the oven to add the vanilla extract.

 

Despite the 3 minutes of baking before vanilla addition, the bread turned out very pretty.

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Let’s see what guest food critic, Jennifer, has to say about the bread.

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After careful deliberation, the banana bread was given a 7.5 out of a possible 10.

These were her comments:

Appearance: Light brown, slightly charred brown outsides, 6 out of 10 for appearance

Texture: Light, soft, 7 out of 10 for texture

Taste: 8 out of 10, “I now like banana bread.”

(The overall ranking is not an average of scores. There is a much too complex formula used to compute the overall that would take 12 more posts to describe.)

 

Next up: the Avocado & Pomegranate Crostini by Jaclyn

We begin with mixing sliced avocado, lime juice, salt, pepper, and pomegranate seeds.

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Brown the bread slightly after brushing with olive oil and adding salt, much to Blakely’s liking.

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Feta cheese was later added to allow Blakely the option of tasting some without cheese as cheese repulses her.

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Once again, these were ranked by guest food critic Jennifer. Keep in mind she does not like new foods usually.

“Wait. I don’t eat the seeds, right?”

 

Appearance: Bright, vibrant, 7 out of 10

Texture: Crunchy crostini, makes sense, 7 out of 10

Taste: Bright, tart, 6 out of 10

Overall: 7 out of 10, “Good for me not liking new things”

 

Recipes used:

Banana bread

Avocado & Pomegranate Crostini