I just wanted to share that, despite my earlier failures, I'm not a total flop in the kitchen. Yesterday, unable to look any longer at the bananas blackening rapidly on the kitchen dresser, I fell back on an old favorite. And it did not disappoint!
As ever, my banana bread came out perfectly! Fully cooked, yet deliciously moist. Just banana-y enough, without being overpowering, with a lovely crunch of batter-coated walnuts nestled in spongy goodness. Just: nom. The bf and I ate the whole loaf (I realize it's shaped like a cake, but I refuse to admit it's a cake. It's bread, people. Healthy) that night. Om nom nom nom.*
* I hate the om nom craze, but, like Uggs and "toods" and a million other annoying fads before it, it's gotten under my skin. Apologies.