Cupcaking and Bread Making

October 31, 2010

Banana Bread

Filed under: Breads — cupcakingandbreadmaking @ 3:17 pm

mmmmmmmmm the heavenly aroma of bananas baking in the oven 🙂

I love when I have a bunch of overripe bananas calling my name to make banana bread. I’ve tried a billion of recipes, yet I always go back to the first one I’ve ever tried. I use the banana bread recipe in Better Homes and Garden cookbook I own.

The recipe calls for shortening, but I used butter instead.

Okay… let’s get started. Mash up the bananas (about 3-4) and mix all the dry ingredients.













Alternate mixing the bananas and dry ingredients into the creamed butter and sugar.








Don’t overmix.








Add nuts, chocolate chips, raisins, etc at this point.








I did half plain, and other half mixed with raisins, walnuts, and pecans.

Put it in the oven and enjoy the smell 🙂








Baked banana bread.

I had no patience to wait for it too completely cool… and I ended up eating about 1/3 loaf (shhhhhhh…)

One thing I love about this recipe is that you can taste the butter in the loaf so there is no need to add more butter 😛



September 19, 2010

Cinnamon Rolls

Filed under: Breads — cupcakingandbreadmaking @ 9:57 pm

When you first hear about cinnamon rolls, you think about the never-ending amounts of butter and sugar.

Surprisingly, the recipe I used only consisted of a bunch of sugar.

I used Peter Reinhart’s Artisan Breads Every Day recipe for Sweet Rolls.

The dough was incredibly easy to make. And it rose like crazy!



It took me a while to roll out… but I eventually got there.

Then I added the cinnamon sugar. (TIP: PILE IT ON!!!)


And cut…

My cinnamon rolls were pretty small. And I put them in cupcake liners in honor of National Cupcake Week 🙂

Bake and Enjoy!

These are the “healthier” cinnamon rolls.

Not a ton of butter or sugar.

The only downside is stuffing your face.

*I swear, I probably ate a 1/4 of the recipe.


Overall, I really like the recipe. The dough was more like bread as opposed to a roll. Also, I recommend putting lots of cinnamon sugar in the filling!

I definitely want to try this recipe again sometime in the future.

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