Wednesday, October 21, 2015

BANANA BREAD 101


Had the first Cooking Class today in the Clubhouse.  Banana Bread.  Wasn't sure in the morning how many would be able to come and since we were gone so long on our trip, there wasn't must time to advertise.


Table all set and waiting to see who would show up.  We ended up with ten including me.


We made 10 mini loaves so each could take on home.


The pool made a nice backdrop for the class.
We added chocolate chips to some, walnuts to others and left some plain.   But everyone wanted drizzle.



Corina, the Manager's daughter made the second batch.  She is the one I've been mentoring in cooking in our apartment.  
I made two loaves at home last night, so while we waited for the mini loaves to bake, we had Banana Bread and Coffee and a fellowship time.


We had all ages, and one man.  You can see he has his hand raised.   He had several questions...HaHa.

So life at the Villa continues to be interesting.  It was considered a success, so the next class is scheduled for November 12th.  Think we'll make something with "pumpkin".

26 comments:

  1. Well move over Rachel Ray...here's Wanda. LOL Wow banana bread too. You look so cute there Wanda. I hope it was a fun time. My daughters all make banana bread, I don't think I ever have...I have made nut breads and pumpkins. Blessings to you and yours. xoxo,Susie

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    1. Susie ~ it's very different cooking in your own kitchen alone, and having an audience, I was a little nervous at first...and then we just had fun.

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  2. Hi Wanda....
    You are a real sweetheart to do this!
    I am sure everyone had a great time...and a delicious one!
    Enjoy your evening...
    Cheers ,
    Linda :o)

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    1. It was fun Linda. A good way to interact with my neighbors at the Villa.

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  3. Glad you had a good turnout, food is something everyone loves. It's a great way to unite people. Banana bread is a staple here. I was surprised to learn tht one of my friends did not know you can freeze bananas to use in breads later.

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    1. 10 was a good sized group for what we were making. Everyone got to take home a mini loaf.

      I always buy of ripe banana, and freeze them. Then you always have what you need in a pinch.

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  4. Looks like great fun and lovely photos!

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    1. It was fun, and tasty....lots of laughs and fellowship while sharing the "How To".

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  5. That's a nice, manageable group.....loved that they all wanted drizzle! But of course! haha. Great photos....that pool is a nice view for sure!

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    1. They were surprised how easy drizzle is to make. It looks harder than it is. Just have to know how to drizzle it....HaHa. We really have a nice clubhouse with kitchen with stove and frig, and easy for clean up.

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  6. Nice. I love to bake but always end up eating too much myself or throwing it out. Maybe I need to move to the Villa. (Of course the cats.... )
    :0)

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    1. HaHa...you can have ONE cat at the Villa. And we could chat, bake, eat, give it away and bake some more.

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  7. Are you ready for the American version of "Bake off" Ten a good number Wanda and is probably the right size for a practical class. As word spreads you may have to limit numbers!!

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    1. It was a good group. Some were older and don't cook anymore but love to watch, and love to eat the results...HaHa. Several did come to learn.

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  8. I love your life, Wanda!!! I really really DO!!!

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    1. Linda, wouldn't it be fun to trade lives for a day!!! You could do a painting class at the clubhouse, and I could check out your Thrift Stores...HaHa. We both have good lives don't we??

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  9. I want to be you when I grow up!!!

    10 eager pupils, so awesome Wanda.
    Pumpkin something sounds perfect for November.
    You are definitely blooming where you are planted.
    Love you bunches
    Sue

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    1. Thanks sweetie. Some of my pupils were there to watch and eat....not to learn...some were our older gals who have given up cooking. But it was fun, and several were there to learn.

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    2. btw. I think we're going to make the pumpkin cookies from a yellow cake mix and can of pumpkin. Easy. What took so long with the banana bread was the baking time.......want to shorten that up.

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  10. what a wonderful baking class it turned out to be, thanks for sharing!

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    1. Thanks Christine. It was a lot of fun.

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  11. Did anyone bring the teacher an 🍎?
    Looks like everyone enjoyed it and how wonderful you are willing to share your gifts and talents.
    💘 to you! xox

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    1. Hmmmmm - that was supposed to be an apple and a heart - but it didn't come through.

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    2. No apple for the teacher...but I did get some laughs at my jokes, and an applause at the end. That was nice. They liked my apron too. HaHa

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  12. Looks like a good turnout! I've never even tried banana bread. Can you believe that?

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    1. Then you haven't lived dear Angie. Banana bread is really good for breakfast, snack, bedtime. And a great way to use up those banana that freckle so dang fast!!!

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