The Banana Bread Boo Boo II

The Banana Bread Boo Boo II

When last you had word of our bungling baker, she had substituted 1½ cups of powdered sugar for the flour in her banana bread. (Read about this HERE.) When she discovered it 12 minutes into its baking, a disaster had already occurred. She’ll clean up the oven tomorrow.

Dolly at Kool Kosher Kitchen, who really knows what she’s doing when baking as well as cooking, advised “Take it out! Now! Throw it away.” I had already, in a flash of precognition, heeded half of this advice, but I just could not throw all those ingredients away, so I decided to perform a little experiment.

I put a half cup of the now deflated and runny banana, sugar, egg, butter, baking powder, salt, soda, walnut concoction (which at this point tasted a bit like runny banana jam) into a soup bowl and mixed an equal amount of stick-type bran cereal into it and put it in the microwave for 2 minutes. When it came out it was a bit sticky and very sweet. It would make a good ice cream topping I thought, but wouldn’t want to make a meal of it.

Instead, I mixed about a cup and a half of whole wheat flour into the rest of the banana disaster in the pan and divided it into two bowls and a coffee mug. Each one went into the microwave for 2 minutes and I must say the result is not bad. Never say die, say I, hoping 2 minutes in the microwave and 12 minutes in the oven was enough to cook those eggs!

I wonder if I have sufficient courage to give one of the bowls to my next door neighbors–and if I do, if I should tell them about this fiasco ahead of time. We’ll see tomorrow. Perhaps by then I will be so enamored of my new concoction that I won’t give any of it away. Bet you are dying to see pictures, right?

Click on the photos to enlarge them and see the captions.

 Postscript: If you try to do this at home, kids, one warning–remember to grease the bowls!!! Guess who didn’t.

34 thoughts on “The Banana Bread Boo Boo II

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  2. Patti

    You’re more adventurous than I am (but then we knew that, didn’t we?). I would have thrown the whole mess away immediately without trying to rescue it. Brava!

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    1. lifelessons Post author

      Four of us (so far) had that same idea. Anyone who hates baking as much as I do knows you just can’t throw all that effort into the garbage. Gotta fix it. That usually works better with cooking than baking, though.

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  3. SAM VOELKER

    I started writing and it went away~!
    I am saying that I am ahead of you, having not slept last night. I am the expert of volcanic microwave concoctions. and not having anything else to do, I sent off the papers to name yours, which I sent to you…. Look up the third word.

    Now we both need to pay attention. round red can with cap on top, Baking Powder, orange square box, with the name of that American who became rich shipping of concentrated phosphoric acid to the Soviet Union. Then the last one is flour comes in a bag, powdered sugar comes in a box. Now between the two of us maybe we could graduate out of the Sous Chef stage. One of us making the kitchen look like an explosion took place and the other to just stand there telling us that we do not know what we are doing…..I would call mine Banana Mousse Spoose…..look up that word.
    Now it is time for my nap~!

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    1. lifelessons Post author

      In Mexico, baking soda comes in a round white cardboard box with a metal lid that is impossible to remove without breaking a fingernail–or a tooth. Both flour and powdered sugar come in identically-sized clear plastic bags. I have better excuses than you do.

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      1. SAM VOELKER

        I get the old yellow boxes and always split one of them down the side, open like flaps and put it in the frig to keep down odors. The old one I take out is flushed down my disposal along with something to stir it up.

        Hay I did not sleep at all last night, worrying about that thing about my sisters children and grand children. She had married one (second marriage), of the worse men I have ever met, he was mean to her and ended up giving her a nervous breakdown. She was then given shock treatments….. My mother went up to Colorado and took care of his kids like a made for about a year. He raised those kids with the same dishonest hateful way. Now you know a little of why I did not send you the note I wrote until I think more on it.

        My loving other sister who just died in Feb. Asked me if I could find them and this is why I was saying anything. But then I started going through past communication and it got me so upset, I had to stop. I will fill you in when I get to that point. You will find some of their writing and criminal schemes funny, if sad. There is a good possibility one of them you may know and the one I am asking about from the earlier marriage probably is dead. She is the one from a different father, but we raised her the first five years and after this they picked her up and he put a lot of negative in her too. Sorry, I will get over it, this kind are more common than should be, this is how we got Trump.

        Oh I wrote a terrible poem yesterday~! do not know if I will post it~! Shame on me~!

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        1. lifelessons Post author

          Sam I really want to encourage you to write some unrhymed poetry. Just trust me and try..The names you gave me I do not know and can’t find anything on facebook about but if they are using aliases, that wouldn’t help. Why don’t you write about this via email and erase it here?

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  4. rugby843

    I can relate- I refuse to throw out anything I goof up. I mixed up two cookie recipes-sugar and peanut butter one time as both recipes were on one page of my cookbook. By the time I had remeasured more ingredients to make it work I had enough PB cookies for the whole neighborhood. Funny thing was they tasted better than any others I have ever made!

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  5. Marilyn Armstrong

    Don’t think of it as a disaster. It was a creative adventure. Slice them up, bake them a couple of minutes, and call them cookies. On the other hand, if they don’t taste very good, call it an “oh well, sometimes the magic doesn’t work” and try again.

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  6. annieasksyou

    Quite innovative! The last photo conjured up a slightly enlarged Indonesian rijstafel presentation.

    Do you know that banana bread is the single most popular choice among pandemic sheltering bakers? I tried a recipe that was “naturally sweetened” with dates presoaked in hot water. Wasn’t bad—would have been improved by the addition of the missing ingredient…

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    1. lifelessons Post author

      I just harvested almost my entire banana tree bunch..froze three giant ziplock bags full of sliced bananas for smoothies and mashed bananas for banana bread. Let’s hope I do better next time. Still have bananas on the bunch. I thought they would be more evenly spaced out in their ripening . Ha. As for the rijstafel–ha. I had forgotten about that delectable dish. Dishes.

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