My grand excitement at the sight of two somewhat rotten banana’s in our pantry flew to a melancholic desire for hot beautiful banana bread. Are you getting sick of adjectives yet? By the way, it has to bread, not cake. Cake is not the same.
I improvised at the supermarket and returned with baking powder and baking soda to make sure I had all my bases covered. That of course was perfectly alright (and it did turn out to be baking soda) until I realised that I didn’t want to drive the 20 minutes back to my parents place to get the recipe, nor was anyone likely to be home to share it should I bother to call them up OR, I’m lazy. No problem. Google is a brilliant tool. So Isobelle and I perused a few quickly and settled on something that looked pretty standard.
We figured out the tiny little convection oven for the first time and after a short 10 minutes it smelt glorious.
The ripper of the recipe failed to include sugar and the brilliant cook I am didn’t even think about it.
Tonight I was seeking inspiration for dinner on a very minimalist pantry – plenty of baking powder – I came across a pasta sauce online that had three ingredients plus an optional basil pesto.
- Sour Cream
- Can of Tomatoes
A somewhat odd assortment of things to have lying around, but all (bar the can which can keep) were there AND needed using up. Whaalah! A lot of pepper and a pinch of regret over the lack of basil, and I had dinner.
Being not the biggest fan of chunky tomatoes I declared to myself that pasta was good but not great. Geoff however seemed to think it was pretty alright and generally he has better taste than me.
Corny Conclusion: Recipes from the internet should always be used but never be trusted.