Posted on Feb 15, 2011 | 10 comments
So what do these have in common? Yesterday’s guesses gave me quite a few chuckles.
Maker’s Mark and bananas happen to be two of the BF’s FAVORITE things. Since we didn’t get to spend VD together, I decided to whip up a batch of Marker’s Mark Banana Bread over the weekend. I had a Cooking Light Recipe for Bananas Foster bread that I’d been DYING to try out, and Makers Mark seemed like a terrific substitute for the Cognac called for in the recipe.
Who drinks Cognac anyway? Emeril Lagasse, that’s who.
Lucky for this banana bread recipe, I’m not dating Emeril Lagasse. I’m dating Mr. Maker’s Mark.
This looks quite natural, actually.
First up: get your hands on some mushy brown bananas. Hopefully you planned ahead for this, because the base of ANY good banana bread recipe is some seriously overripe bananas.
These guys are actually on the under-ripe side, but they got the job done.
Next: preheat oven to 350 degrees and spray a 9×5 inch bread loaf pan with cooking spray.
Combine the following in a nonstick skillet:
Can we say yum?
Heat over medium until it starts to bubble and thicken slightly
Then you’ll want to remove this banana goodness from the heat and set aside to cool.
In the meantime, combine the following in a separate bowl:
Once the bananas are cooled off, add in:
Beat everything together until combined, then add in your dries to wets and mix until just blended:
Yes, I licked them.
Next is the easy part — pour batter into the prepared loaf pan and bake for 1 hour. Then let the bread cool on a wire rack for about 10 minutes.
Meanwhile mix up the icing:
And dr-dr-drizzzzleeee over the warm bread:
Notice that at this point I had ALREADY cut off a small piece for sampling… That’s a key step in successful baking. Frequent and continuous testing.
Mr. Maker’s Mark said this was the best banana bread he had ever tasted because it was “delightfully moist and not overly sweet”
I agreed, it was delicious… and addicting.
Must be the alcohol.
Maker’s Mark Banana Foster Bread Ingredients List (serves 12):