Banana Bread

The holidays always keep me close to my loved ones who have passed on. A dear memory I have is of my grandmother who always had warm banana bread ready to eat in the morning. Enjoy it with some honey butter or her fav, ice cream.⁣

Time: 10 min to prepare, 1 hour to bake ⁣

1/2 cup brown sugar ⁣
1/2 cup granulated sugar ⁣
1/2 cup unsalted butter, room temp⁣
2 eggs ⁣
3 ripe bananas mashed ⁣
1 tsp vanilla⁣
1 tsp cinnamon ⁣
1 Tbs milk ⁣
2 cups all purpose flour ⁣
1 tsp baking soda ⁣
1 tsp baking powder⁣
1 tsp salt ⁣

1. Pre heat oven to 325 ⁣
2. Grease a loaf ban with butter⁣
4. Cream together sugars and room temperature butter ⁣
5. Once mixed and creamy add one egg at a time til incorporated into batter, making sure to scrape down sides ⁣
6. On the side in a separate bowl mash bananas with a fork and add vanilla, cinnamon, and milk – stir together ⁣
7. Add banana mixture to batter and mix until combined ⁣
8. In a separate bowl mix together flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt ⁣
9. Add dry mixture to batter and mix until incorporated and no more flour can be seen ( be careful not to over mix!) ⁣
10. Pour mixture into greased loaf pan and bake for 1 hour (use toothpick by sticking into loaf to test if it’s baked, the toothpick should come out clean, if it doesn’t bake for 5 more min and repeat until toothpick is clean) ⁣

Enjoy the warm scent of bananas and brown sugar filling your home over the course of the day 💗

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Rosemary and Sea Salt Focaccia Bread

Anyone else love a crusty flavorful focaccia for all the sauces that you love? Look no further for your fav focaccia recipe 🙌🏼⁣

Time: 1 hour 40 minutes (about 10 min of work)⁣
Serves: (I wish I could tell you, but my family eats an entire 12 inch loaf within 6 hours lol) ⁣

1 1/3 cup of water heated to 110 degrees ⁣
2 tsp sugar ⁣
1 packet active dry yeast (red star brand is the best) ⁣
3 1/2 cups bread flour ⁣
1/4 cup olive oil ⁣
2 tsp salt ⁣
2 Tbs olive oil ⁣
1 Tbs Flaked sea salt ⁣
2 sprigs of rosemary roughly chopped ⁣

1. Heat the water to 110 degrees on the stove ⁣
2. While the water is heating, set up your mixer with the dough hook and add sugar to mixing bowl ⁣
3. Add heated water to sugar stir with a whisk until sugar has dissolved ⁣
4. Next sprinkle yeast onto water/sugar mixture, give it a quick whisk to incorporate and let it be for about 12 minutes ⁣
5. Next add flour, 2 tsp salt, and 1/4 cup olive oil a little but at a time and beat on low. Once everything is in the mixing bowl turn up speed to medium for about 2 min.⁣
6. add 1-2 tbs of water and turn speed down to medium low for 3 min. you want dough to pull away from the sides but also still have some wetness (if you add too much water, don’t worry just balance out with a bit of flour!) ⁣
7. Remove dough hook, shape dough into a ball and grease mixing bowl with some olive oil, put dough ball back into mixing bowl, cover with damp towel and put somewhere warm to rise for an hour (I usually preheat my oven to 100, then turn it off, once it’s cool enough that my hand doesn’t burn on the oven rack, I put dough in there to rise)⁣
8. Once dough has doubled in size (or after about an hour) turn dough out into a olive oil greased cast iron skillet and press down til it reaches the edges. Cover with towel and let rise another 20 min on countertop ⁣
9. Meanwhile preheat your oven to 400 degrees ⁣
10. Once dough has the second rise take your fingers and start pressing down dough to the bottom of the skillet creating focaccias famous dimples ⁣
11. Drizzle 2 Tbs of olive oil evenly over surface, sprinkle with flaked sea salt and rosemary ⁣

  1. I was first introduced to these as a child, by our Lithuanian Grandma & mother. We would spread them with…