i kind of hate slicing into banana bread.
i don't like it.
my issue with it is that it's so soft, and moist, and crumbly,
that the middle slices aren't nearly as perfect as the ends-
and the middle, with the softest and the moistest bits,
is the best part.
how do we combat the crumble of the crumb
without making dry and sucky bread?
i have a solution-
make banana blocks, instead.
i juts made some, and i'm pretty happy with the outcome-
check the buh-nay-nay-nu-nu-type teleport:
i made 'em with walnuts.
because i LIKE walnuts.
and sometimes, like, most of the time,
i also wouldn't mind a little chocolate in there, too.
i did 'em two ways.
more is always better,
because too much is the right amount.
that's a thing.
bananas are obviously good for you.
everybody knows that.
and walnuts are supposedly good for your brain.
and since my brain can use all the help it can get,
it was no-brainer that i had to combine 'em for maxxximum results.
what's in these squares of derring dopeness?
besides 'nanas and nuts, i mean?
if you wanna make some,
do it like this:
1 cup sugar;
1 stick butts;
2 tsp vanilla;
1/2 tsp salt;
^^^^^cream that up,
and mash in 3 large riiiiiiipe bananas;
once that's a weird wet pulp,
3/4 cup non-dairy yogurt;
1/4 cup vegan sour cream;
2 1/4 cups flour;
1/4 cup tapioca;
2 tsp bakey kapowder;
1 tsp bakey soda;
and at least a cup of chopped walnuts-
all of that should make a wettish, thickish batter.
spoon it all into a squares pan, greased and floured,
and bake it for about 30 minutes.....
i put a walnut half n top of half, and finished em with kapowdered sugs...
and on the other half, i drizzled ganache,
and dropped downsome walnut sprankles.
ganache is easy.
melt dark chocolate with a splash of vanilla, a few tsps of soymilk of whatever,
and add in a bit of powdery sugar to help it rethicken nicely.
like i just said- easy easy easy.
now, it's all firm, and soft, with surround-sound 360 edges
and all the hottness of a couple slices in each single serving.
that's the stuff!
good food is about all i've got going on a the moment, neighbors.
there's frigid dog walks every morning,
and plenty of good conversation, if not tattoos, at the studio every day...
but it's the food i'm most excited about when i get up,
and when i get home.
food is always the mainstay of my Positive Mental Attitude.
i mean it.
the tried-and-true boost to my bad moods,
the elevator to all excellent ideas,
and the 100% vegan, compassionate, intelligent creative outlet for my energy.
if it wasn't for the big sexy mealtime explosions,
my whole world might be just about the bleakest, leakiest doo-doo butteriest bag
it's been in years.
i'm over here staying warm in front of the stove,
and filling in all the blanks with nourishment of the physical form
in the finest of formats and the tastiest of treats.
good food, dudes.
that's what i'm grateful for during these times of temperature dropping,
and intemperate tirades....
it's all really happening,
and the part where i'm eating is the highlight;
never quiet, never soft.....