Monday, August 29, 2011

Ma's Banana Bread

I love getting a peek into what stylish people are making in their kitchens--fashion people are typically meticulous, gracious hosts, and that includes the food and drinks they serve at dinners and parties. So when I heard that the girls from Of a Kind had put together a little cookbook filled with recipes from all the designers they work with on their awesome site, I was very excited to get an advance look at it and experiment with the recipes.

I made Corinne Grassini's (of Society for Rational Dress) banana bread, a recipe her mother would frequently make her while she was growing up, and it was excellent--soft and moist and dead simple, just like a homemade loaf should be. I loved that the bread emerges from the oven with a substantial crust, crunchy and sugary, and then gives way to a bread that is lighter and a bit airier than the dark brown variety of banana bread you see around a lot. I made a few additions and tweaks, as I'm always apt to do (including the addition of buttermilk, which only had a few more days in my fridge before I would have had to chuck it), but the recipe here is hers at it's (delicious) core.

You can receive the entire cookbook yourself by signing up for the Of a Kind newsletter HERE. xo

Ma's Banana Bread
Adapted from Of a Kind Cookbook
1 3/4 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup butter
1 cup sugar
2 large eggs, beaten
3 medium bananas, mashed
4 tablespoons buttermilk
Pinch of kosher salt
3/4 cup chocolate chips (optional)

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Combine all dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl. Combine all wet ingredients in a medium mixing bowl. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ones and stir to combine. Butter a 9-inch loaf pan. Pour in the mix. Bake about 1 hour, until golden brown.


  1. That looks freaking delicious. Love banana bread. Great photo, Carol.


  2. شركة نقل عفش بالرياض وجدة والدمام والخبر والجبيل اولقطيف والاحساء والرياض وجدة ومكة المدينة المنورة والخرج والطائف وخميس مشيط وبجدة افضل شركة نقل عفش بجدة نعرضها مجموعة الفا لنقل العفش بمكة والخرج والقصيم والطائف وتبوك وخميس مشيط ونجران وجيزان وبريدة والمدينة المنورة وينبع افضل شركات نقل الاثاث بالجبيل والطائف وخميس مشيط وبريدة وعنيزو وابها ونجران المدينة وينبع تبوك والقصيم الخرج حفر الباطن والظهران
    شركة نقل عفش بجدة
    شركة نقل عفش بالمدينة المنورة
    شركة نقل اثاث بالرياض
    شركة نقل عفش بالدمام

  3. Michael Kors Handbags Outlet is known for its quality and the price speaks for that kind of quality.
    Look for Michael Kors Bags Outlet which has been operating for quite a period of time and has good feedback and reviews.
    You can also go for Michael Kors Outlet Online shopping.

  4. Siempre habrá una razón por la cual podrán comprar Bolsas Michael Kors Precios de los minoristas en línea. Los compradores de hoy que estén interesados en comprar Michael Kors Rebajas podrán descubrir cómo pueden obtener los mejores resultados que siempre quisieron simplemente haciendo ruido con lo mejor de Bolsos Michael Kors Outlet que ofrecen más allá de precios asequibles.

    Dessutom med så många alternativ att välja mellan, har det blivit praktiskt taget omöjligt för köpare att ta reda på hur de kan köpa Designer Michael Kors Väska Rea online utan att behöva investera för mycket pengar eller tid i scouting den lokala marknaden som annars skulle tyckas omöjligt att göra först . En riktig äkta Michael Kors Rea skulle kunna ge dig tillbaka tusentals dollar och det är något som de flesta inte har råd med. Du kan faktiskt köpa Michael Kors Plånbok online.

    Maintenant, la question se pose de savoir si vous pouvez réellement trouver en ligne authentique Longchamp Soldes bon marché qui sont vraiment authentiques et la réponse est oui, vous pouvez! Un des sites les mieux notés et les plus populaires pour localiser le Sac A Main Longchamp en ligne parfait pour votre collection personnelle est eBay. Rappelez-vous, juste parce que vous êtes en mesure de magasiner en ligne Sac À Main Longchamp sur eBay à des prix incroyablement bas ne signifie pas qu'ils sont faux ou de qualité bon marché.