The lost posts from guest writer Gal Pal :) (aka Eggless Banana Bread fix)

And now, folks, the long-awaited sneaky Eggless Banana Bread fix from my Gal Pal in Azeitão:

This morning I woke up hungry, which is nothing new, and decided that I would try to do something with the bananas that I put in the fridge by accident yesterday.  You see, I buy “too much food,” and thereby, when I am putting it away, I often lose track of what I am doing in my hurry to hide the offending surplus.  “Why are there always 2 bags of stale spinach in the fridge at all times?” I really don’t know, man. I really don’t know.

Anyway, I found a banana bread recipe that required eggs.  As I forgot eggs in my most recent “blitz,” of a shopping trip, I thought I would be all Gradissima-like about it and try to be creative.  This bread is pretty great, despite the crumbly texture. This is what I did:

1 cup of flour (farinha para pão, NOT bolos) {bread flour, NOT cake flour}
1 tsp of baking soda
Mix it together in one big bowl.
1/2 cup of white sugar
1/2 cup of brown sugar
2 over ripe mashed bananas
1 tsp of vanilla extract
1 cup of walnuts

Mix the sugar/banana/vanilla/nut thing together, and then add it to the dry mixture.  It is extremely wet and gooey, but put it in a greased bread pan (5″ x 9″ or whatever you have) with your hands.  I baked it for 45 min at 170 degrees celsius (close to 325 fahrenheit), but you know your oven better than I do. It is done when you stick a toothpick in it and it comes out clean.

The lack of eggs, well, it did fall apart a bit when I took it out of the pan, but it still tasted good.


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