Wednesday, March 16, 2011

40 weeks + 4 days but who's counting?

From the City...

Well baby's due date has come and passed and we're all still waiting (Simon, Ruby and I). Simon's on march break this week so together we've been doing lots of walking, movie watching and reading. Luckily the weather has been quite nice in Toronto so we're taking the opportunity to enjoy the sun. Tonight at the Art Gallery of Ontario it's free from 6:30-8:00 so we're also thinking about swinging by for a little tour around.

Anyway, here's a really good recipe for banana bread that I made yesterday in anticipation that midwives would be coming over to birth baby but instead it's just me eating it.
It's from the Joy of Cooking, so you know it's good.
*Note: it will not induce labor, doesn't matter how much of it you eat, trust me.

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.

Whisk together:
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt

Beat in a large bowl at medium speed until creamy:
1/3 cup sugar
6 tbsp. (3/4 stick) butter

Beat in:
1 to 2 large eggs, beaten
4 ripe bananas

Add the dry ingredients in about 3 parts, beating until smooth after each addition. Fold in, if desired:
1/2 cup chopped nuts
1/4 dried apricots
1/2 cup chocolate chips

Scrape the batter into a greased pan. Bake the bread about 50 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the centre comes out clean. Cool slightly then unmold. Cool completely before slicing.

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