It’s officially the last weekend of February (!) and the month of March and Spring is eagerly awaiting to arrive next week.
Our stay in Southall has been extended for a couple of days as Khushi doesn’t want to leave her Grandma. This being said; I am feeling a bit homesick and are missing my babies (my plants). I’ve I actually spent time doing a Plant Parenting Course by Patch to up my knowledge about plant care as I don’t have green fingers like my parents – unfortunately.
Back to this week’s Weekend Notes; This weekend celebrates following; Saturday the 23rd is Banana Bread Day and Play Tennis Day, Sunday the 24th is Tortilla Chip Day.
What to Eat
Brown-Butter Banana Bread
Banana bread is unbeatable when it comes to breakfast, and we can barely contain ourselves in its presence.
- Nonstick cooking spray, for greasing
- 10 tablespoons unsalted butter, divided
- 3 large ripe bananas, mashed, plus 1 halved lengthwise for decoration
- 3 large eggs
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 cup dark brown sugar, plus more for coating
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
- ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
- Preheat the oven to 350˚. Grease a 9-by-5-inch loaf pan with cooking spray.
- In a light-colored sauté pan, brown the butter and set aside. In a small bowl, reserve 2 tablespoons of the browned butter for basting; let cool slightly.
- Ina medium bowl, mix the mashed bananas with the eggs until fully incorporated.
- In a separate medium bowl, whisk together the flour, brown sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, salt and nutmeg. Using your hands, break apart any large clumps of sugar that remain. Pour the banana mixture into the dry ingredients and mix together until just combined. Pour in the 8 tablespoons of melted brown butter and stir until fully incorporated.
- Transfer the batter to the prepared loaf pan. Dip the 2 banana halves in some brown sugar cut-sides down; dust off any excess sugar. Place the sugared bananas in the batter cut-sides up and bake until a toothpick inserted into the middle of the loaf comes out clean, 55 to 60 minutes.
- Once the banana bread has finished cooking, brush the top with the 2 tablespoons of reserved browned butter. Allow the banana bread to cool; serve slightly warm or completely cooled.
A ‘could’ do list:
- Cook a new recipe
- Lunch Al Fresco
- Plan a Spring Clean
- Play tennis
What to watch
- La La Land
- The Other Woman
- When Harry Met Sally
- The Wedding Date
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