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.
Mashing the bananas with her hands was more fun than using any other tool to do so, and she even deemed them good exfoliators.
To properly make banana bread, one must “become one with the banana.” Otherwise, the banana bread will not turn out properly.
Into the pan the mixture goes.
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.
Let’s see what guest food critic, Jennifer, has to say about the bread.
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.
Brown the bread slightly after brushing with olive oil and adding salt, much to Blakely’s liking.
Feta cheese was later added to allow Blakely the option of tasting some without cheese as cheese repulses her.
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”