Ingredient: golden brown sugar

Banana Bread

I had this banana bread at a restaurant in Los Angeles, I was lucky enough to get the recipe, but when I got to my kitchen, it was a little hard for the home cook to follow. My version is a little simpler and a little yummier.

It works best if you can measure your ingredients, but I put the conventional measurements after the ingredient.

Banana Bread
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Banana Bread
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Instructions
  1. Preheat a convection to 325°. If you don't have convection use 350°. Grease a 9X13 pan with butter or non-stick spray.
  2. In the bowl of a stand-up mixer whisk together flour, brown sugar, baking soda and baking powder. In a separate medium bowl combine bananas, butter, eggs, vanilla and buttermilk. Whisk until smooth, some lumps are okay, do not over mix. Immediately before you bake, add banana mixture to dry ingredients. Pour into prepared pan and put directly into ready oven.
  3. Bake for 20 minutes. check with toothpick. It should be almost clean. Bake for an additional 5 minutes and the toothpick should be clean. Remove from oven and cool in pan for 10 minutes. You can cut and serve warm or at room temperature.
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Caramel Apple Upside Down Cake

As promised on Instagram here is the recipe for that delicious Caramel Apple Upside Down Cake. I used store bought Caramel Sauce (Mrs. Richardsons). You can easily make your own. Here is a quick recipe:

1 cup brown sugar, 1/2 cup unsalted butter, 1/4 cup whole milk, and 1 tsp. vanilla

Stirring constantly bring all ingredients to a boil and cook until thickened, about 2 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla. You can use right away or store in an airtight jar in refrigerator.

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Caramel Apple Upside Down Cake

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This is a light almost pudding like cake. It is so easy and yet impresses. It would work well with pears too.

Caramel Apple Upside Down Cake

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This is a light almost pudding like cake. It is so easy and yet impresses. It would work well with pears too.

Ingredients


Servings:

Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 320°

    Melt the 2 Tbsp. butter in caramel sauce and remove from heat.

    Pour caramel sauce into a 9" non-stick cake pan.

    Arrange apples on top of caramel in circles and in center.

  2. In a large, bowl beat the 1/2 cup butter with both sugars, until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs one at a time. Add sour cream and vanilla and continue beating until just smooth.

  3. In a medium bowl whisk together flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt together.

    Alternating with buttermilk, add dry ingredients to butter mixture. Start and end with dry ingredients.

  4. Pour cake batter over apples in cake pan and smooth out.

    Bake for 35 - 40 minutes, until tester is almost clean.

    Cool in pan for 10 minutes then invert onto plate.

    This would be great served warm with vanilla ice cream or room temperature with whipped cream.

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