You may have seen the article about the woman who died with a freezer full of bananas without ever having made banana bread. I was at risk of being that woman.
Then one day I actually made banana bread. And it was good. And Emma liked it. So I made more. For a while, I was making them every week. The weekly stint probably lasted all of three weeks but I was on a roll! I experimented a bit, nuts in the mix, nuts on top, roasting them first, using the butterfly whisk in the thermomix to make it lighter. I got pretty good.
Today I made banana bread for the first time in two or three months! I’d forgotten much of what I learned, tho I did use the recipe with the butterfly whisk. Yes, it made the dough lighter but it was a bit crisp around the edges. I also used half spelt flour and not as much sugar as the recipe calls for. It’s not bad, but I forgot about nuts. They really make it, especially roasted almonds. I’ll remember that for next time.
I’m really glad I used up the frozen bananas in my freezer before moving into the new house. There are no frozen bananas in our new fancy fridge. However, there were some very ripe bananas in the fruit bowl. They really wanted to be made into banana bread so I did.
Some wisdom that I have adopted recently is that it’s less about what your goals are, (like making banana bread one day,) that counts. It’s what you do regularly that makes the difference. If you regularly put bananas in the freezer but don’t actually make banana bread, it’s a step in the right direction but doesn’t actually get you where you want to be.
We are creatures of habit, we have habits that help us achieve what we aim for and we have habits that hinder. It’s not easy to change these habits and takes determination and commitment. Now that I have the experience of making banana bread regularly, it’s easier to pick up the recipe and do it.
This is day 7 in 45 posts for 45 years.