Over the weekend,a different Valentine’s Day celebration. Instead of the usually Dinner date for two.
We spend time making Banana Muffin and Bread using local products from New World Market and from family little garden.
Banana Muffin Recipe
3 or 4 Large bananas, mashed
1/2 cup white sugar
1 slightly beaten egg
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups flours
Mix the mashed banana, sugar, egg and margarine together. Set aside. In a separate bowl, mix together baking soda. baking powder, salt and flour.
Mix wet and dry ingredients all together. Pour into greased muffin tins, and bake in 350 degrees F oven for approximately 20 minutes.
2 packages( 1/4 ounce each) active dry yeast
1/4 cup sugar
4 tablespoons butter, melted, plus more for pan and brushing
2 large eggs, lightly beaten
1 1/2 teaspoon salt
6 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for shaping dough.
Pour warm water into a large bowl; sprinkle with yeast, and let stand until foamy, about 5 minutes.
Add sugar, butter, eggs, and salt; whisk to combine. Add flour; mix until incorporated and a sticky dough form.
Brush top of dough with butter; cover bowl with plastic wrap, and set aside in a warm place until dough has double in bulk, about 1 hour.
Turn dough out onto a well-floured work surface. With floured hands, roll dough into a thick log.
Cut into 18 equal pieces (halve log, cut each half in thirds, then cut each piece into thirds again).
Brush a 9-by-13 inch baking pan with butter. One at a time, flatten each piece of dough. then fold edges toward the center, pressing to secure, until a smooth ball forms.
Place dough balls in prepared plastic wrap, and let rise in a warm place until doubled in bulk, 30 to 40 minutes ( Alternatively, refrigerate, at least 4 hours and up to 1 day).
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Remove plastic wrap; bush rolls with butter. Bake until golden and rolls sound hollow when tapped on bottom, 35 to 40 minutes (ten with aluminum foil if browning too quickly). Pull rolls apart, and serve warm.