Class: Muggle Studies
Project Name: Custom Lamp Shade
Project Description: After I was done with my owl lamp I had to alter a lamp shade to match! And muggles are always putting shades on their lamps...So I painted my lamp shade. Its got stars, clouds, and fringe. Perfect for a bedside table. Now I'm going to curl up with a snuggly blanket, an overstuffed pillow, and Atlas Shrugged (My newest classic to tackle.)
Project Name: Perfect Vegan Banana Bread
Project Description: I have finally
perfected my banana bread recipe. It's the perfect amount of delicious banana, dense cake-iness, and candylike crust! It must be noted that you MUST let this bread cool completely before you cut it! It just doesn't keep the same texture if you cut it while still warm...believe me...I've made that mistake!
2 Flax eggs--- 2Tbsp ground flaxseed meal
4 Tbsp almond milk
1/2 cup vegan butter, softened
3/4 cup granulated sugar
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
2 tsp vanilla
1 1/2 cup very ripe bananas (about 3 medium bananas) mashed
1/2 cup vegan sour cream (I used tofutti brand)
2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking powder
*I don't like nuts but if you do, add 1 cup chopped nuts
Preheat oven to 350o
In a small bowl whisk together the flaxseed meal and almond milk. Set aside and let sit for about 5 minutes. (This is your egg replacement!)
In a large bowl, mix together your butter, sugars, and vanilla. Add your flax egg mixture (it should have become kind of jelly like, as the flax absorbed most of the milk and made a gelatinous substance.) Mix in the mashed bananas and sour cream until smooth. Stir in the baking soda, baking powder, salt, and flour until everything is moistened. Stir in nuts, if using.
Grease a 9x5x3 inch loaf pan. (I used vegetable oil, but anything will work) Pour batter into loaf pan. Place in center of oven for 1 and a quarter hour. Or until toothpick inserted into center of bread comes out clean. Cool for 15 minutes. Loosen bread from sides of pan (i always have to use a knife) and place on cooling rack, top up, and let cool completely before enjoying!
My favorite way to enjoy a slice is lightly toasted with a little strawberry jam!
(I made two loaves! But by the time I went to take a picture one loaf had mysteriously disappeared...THAT good!)