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Old 04-26-2014, 11:02 PM   #141
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Looks yummy MsM! Egg wash on top?
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Old 04-26-2014, 11:07 PM   #142
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Looks yummy MsM! Egg wash on top?
Thank you PF.

Nope just a milk wash.
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Old 04-26-2014, 11:10 PM   #143
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That looks fantastic, msmofet!
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Old 04-26-2014, 11:12 PM   #144
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That looks fantastic, msmofet!
Thank you Cheryl.

The hardest part is waiting for it to cool and then chill in the fridge.
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Old 04-27-2014, 02:39 PM   #145
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SO made a banana bread this morning and I'm in the middle of making a batch of onion bagels.
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Old 04-27-2014, 04:25 PM   #146
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I baked Cook's Illustrated's Ultimate Banana Bread and was very disappointed. The taste was great, but the texture was too wet. I like moist, not wet. I've been baking everything from cakes to cookies to quick breads for decades, so it wasn't me. Instructions were followed perfectly, and the toothpick came out clean. Plus, my oven is extremely accurate. This was a ton more involved than typical banana bread recipes - it was a PITA, and in the end, I wasn't happy with it. I was very surprised, because this recipe has had lots and lots of great reviews.
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I baked Cook's Illustrated's Ultimate Banana Bread and was very disappointed. The taste was great, but the texture was too wet. I like moist, not wet. I've been baking everything from cakes to cookies to quick breads for decades, so it wasn't me. Instructions were followed perfectly, and the toothpick came out clean. Plus, my oven is extremely accurate. This was a ton more involved than typical banana bread recipes - it was a PITA, and in the end, I wasn't happy with it. I was very surprised, because this recipe has had lots and lots of great reviews.

Merstar, try this recipe. It's excellent! Caution, it requires a larger than normal loaf pan. A 9"x5" is not big enough. If you have a bread pan It'll work. You can also make muffins with it.

Best Banana Bread I've Ever Had!!!

You can use a 4.5"x8.5" loaf pan and two minis or a 5"x9" and one mini loaf pan. Seems like a pain but it's worth it. I guess you could cut it down if you like the recipe.
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Old 04-27-2014, 05:32 PM   #148
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I baked Cook's Illustrated's Ultimate Banana Bread and was very disappointed. The taste was great, but the texture was too wet. I like moist, not wet. I've been baking everything from cakes to cookies to quick breads for decades, so it wasn't me. Instructions were followed perfectly, and the toothpick came out clean. Plus, my oven is extremely accurate. This was a ton more involved than typical banana bread recipes - it was a PITA, and in the end, I wasn't happy with it. I was very surprised, because this recipe has had lots and lots of great reviews.
That's a bummer. I've made that recipe several times and love it. Mine has been moist, but not wet. I did stop putting the banana slices on top, but I thought reducing the banana liquid was a great idea that really kicked up the banana flavor.

I made biscuits for strawberry shortcake yesterday. Yummy!
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Thanks, Andy! It's copied and pasted.
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That's a bummer. I've made that recipe several times and love it. Mine has been moist, but not wet. I did stop putting the banana slices on top, but I thought reducing the banana liquid was a great idea that really kicked up the banana flavor.

I made biscuits for strawberry shortcake yesterday. Yummy!
I don't get it. Maybe my bananas were too big? The recipe specifically states "large bananas," and that's what I used. I used the weight measurements for the flour to make sure it was absolutely right on. When I mixed the batter, it definitely seemed like there was an imbalance, ie, too much liquid, but I usually have good luck with CI recipes, so I gave it a shot. I agree that the banana flavor was excellent, but the texture didn't turn out the way I wanted - it was just too wet and dense.
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