Thursday, May 29, 2014

Recipe: Upside Down Banana Bread with Caramel Sauce

Another Pinterest Recipe tried and tested that turned out fantastic...think a cross between Pineapple Upside Down Cake and banana bread.  I'm blogging this it so I didn't loose it in the future....but I think next time I'll actually add pineapple and cherries to the top layer plus chocolate chips to the batter to see if it will taste like a banana split.

Note:  These are not the original directions....they've been adapted to the way I cook.

Step #1: Getting Things Ready
Make sure your oven is empty of all pans.
Preheat your oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit.
Grease a 9X5 inch loaf pan, making sure to cover all surfaces.

Step #2: Creating Top Layer
In the bottom of your grease pan, layer the following in the order given:
  3/4 cup Brown Sugar, Packed
  3 tablespoons Unsalted Butter, cut into several small pieces
  2 medium-sized Bananas, sliced into 1/4-inch rounds
Step #3: Combining Dry Ingredients
In a large bowl, combine:
  1-1/2 cup White Flour
  3/4 cup White Granulated Sugar
  1 teaspoon Baking Powder
  1 teaspoon Baking Soda
  1/2 teaspoon Salt
  1/4 teaspoon Ground Cinnamon

Step #4: Adding Wet  Ingredients
Once you've whisked your dried ingredients together, lightly combine with:
  1 cup Mashed Bananas (about three medium)
  2 Large Eggs
  1/3 cup Vegetable Oil
  3/4 cup Buttermilk
  1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract

Step #5: Baking the Bread
Pour the batter evenly over the ingredients in your baking pan.
Place your baking pan in your preheated oven.
Bake for one hour or until a pin inserted in the middle of the bread comes out clean.
Allow your bread to cool in the pan for 20 minutes before inverting it on a cake platter.
Don't you dare cut it yet...wait for it!

Step #6: Caramel Sauce
In a microwave-safe bowl, combine:
  4 teaspoons Unsalted Butter, cut into pieces
  4 tablespoons Brown Sugar
  4 tablespoons Heavy Cream
Microwave in one-minute increments until it boils and turns into a heavy sauce (about three minutes).
Let the sauce set for a minute or two so it's not so hot to handle.
Carefully pour the Caramel Sauce evenly over the top of your bread and wait for it to cool.

Now enjoy!!!

No comments: