How to beat, fold, and frost your way to the classics -- cheesecake, blueberry muffins, brownies, and more.
By Julie Miltenberger
Extra-ripe fruit makes for an extra-moist loaf -- ripen bananas on the countertop for about four days, until their skins are fairly well-spotted all over.
Makes: 2 loaves
Prep: 15 minutes
Bake: at 350 degrees for 35 minutes
A. After blending the flour, baking soda, spices, and salt (a whisk works best), make a well in the center by pressing dry ingredients up against side of bowl.
B. Mash the banana in a second bowl -- a potato masher comes in handy here.
C. With an electric mixer on medium speed, beat eggs, sugar, and melted butter into bananas until smooth.