Sunday, May 21, 2017

Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

Gotta give credit to Melissa McKechnie for sharing this recipe with me!!!

Ingredients: 
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup butter
3 very ripe bananas, smashed
2 eggs, beaten
1 tsp vanilla
1 1/4 cup flour
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp cloves
chocolate chips

Directions:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cream together sugar and butter. Beat in vanilla, banana, and eggs. Sift flour, salt, cinnamon, cloves and baking soda 3x. Blend flour mixture and add to banana mixture. Add chocolate chips. Pour into a a greased loaf pan. Bake for 55 minutes.


Saturday, May 6, 2017

Blonde Brownies (Blondies)

My first job out of college was a full-time position at the Florida Museum of Natural History's business office. I learned all the ins and outs of handling purchases off of federal grants in addition to appreciating baking and cooking. The executive assistant used to make blonde brownies and I had to keep the recipe (below) - Enjoy!

Ingredients: 

8 Tbsp unsalted butter (1 stick)
2 1/2 cups brown sugar (16 oz)
3 eggs
2 cups all purpose flour
2 2/3 tsp baking powder
2/3 tsp salt
1 Tbsp pure vanilla
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

Instructions:
1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees
2. Melt butter in a sturdy sauce pan. Add sugar. Beat in eggs. Gradually add flour and dry ingredients (baking powder, salt). Add vanilla. Fold in chocolate chips.
3. Bake in a greased 9 x 13 pan for 25 to 30 minutes. Allow to cool, cut and serve.