Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Julia's Banana Bread - Recipe from Kahakuloa, Maui

My husband and I were blessed to go Maui for our twenty-year wedding anniversary last year. We loved it and I was thrilled when I could use the beautiful island as the setting for my first Billionaire Bride Pact Book, The Resilient One. 
The food on the island was expensive but divine. I especially loved the papaya, pineapple, fresh fish, and Julia's Banana Bread from the little village of Kahakuloa. I had to include the bread and fun village in the book and I wanted to make sure to share the recipe with all of you. I found it on Bon Appetit. I hope you enjoy it as much as we did. I especially love how simple the recipe is.

Julia's Banana BreadIngredients

Oil or butter for greasing the pan
1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
3/4 teaspoon salt
3 large eggs
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 cup mashed *ripe bananas (about 2 large)
3/4 cup vegetable oil (I use either coconut oil or extra virgin olive oil)
Instructions

Preheat oven to 350°. Coat a 9x5x3” loaf pan with oil or butter.

Whisk flour, baking soda, and salt in a medium bowl.

Whisk eggs, sugar, bananas, and oil in a large bowl until smooth. Add dry ingredients to banana mixture and stir just until combined. Scrape batter into prepared pan and smooth top.

Bake until a tester inserted into the center of bread comes out clean, 60–70 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack; let bread cool in pan for 15 minutes.

Run a knife around inside of pan to release the bread. Turn out onto rack and let cool completely before slicing.

*For more intense ripe banana flavor I set my two peeled bananas in a glass bowl and microwave for 1-2 minutes. Whisk the liquid that has accumulated with the banana pulp and use. This will help ripen a "less ripe" banana and intensify the banana flavors.



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She plans to lay low, take some great pictures, and eat fresh fish--until Beckham Taylor arrives. Stuck in the same hotel and spending days on the white sand with the handsome ex-NHL star wouldn't be all that bad except Alyssa's done something in the past that Beckham could never forgive. Before she can confess, her misdeeds are thrust onto the front cover of a well-known magazine. Alyssa must overcome her fears or live without Beckham.

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  1. The Resilient One.
    The food on the island was expensive but divine. I especially loved the papaya, pineapple, fresh fishuber select alternative maui

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