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Banana Tea Bread

January 4, 2011

I have been looking over The Essential NYT Cookbook, edited by Amanda Hesser. I was in a rush before Shabbos, so I opted for two quick cakes: the Amazon cake and the Banana Tea Bread (p. 655).

Both were delicious.

I tweaked the banana bread a bit, partly according to the advice in the headnote to the recipe, and partly based on my running low on vegetable oil. I ended up using 2 tablespoons of olive oil, and it was quite nice. The small amount of olive oil added a very subtle but distinct flavor which made the tea bread more interesting.

My favorite banana bread is still a clone of Entenmann’s crumb topped chocolate chip banana loaf–I still have to post about that! But this banana bread is healthier.