The one baked good recipe I've made the most is hands down Vegan Banana Bread. It's not your typical banana bread and I actually don't follow the recipe. I've changed it a bunch of times to make it to my own taste. It calls for margarine (not butter since it's vegan) but I use real butter. When I bake, I have to use real butter. I'm sorry, there's just no other way to do it. So really, it's not even remotely vegan the way I make it, but the linked recipe is what I use for the base. In the last dozen or so loaves, I've been adding Saigon Cinnamon and it seems to go over very well with people.
Since I had 4 very ripe bananas, I decided to make two loaves tonight. I've been meaning to start my holiday baking anyway so why not banana bread to kick it off and take a few photos while I'm at it? At some point there may be a self portrait while doing Christmas baking wearing my special Christmas apron. I have kind of a mini obsession with aprons and my mom got me a very pretty one a few years back that is meant to be worn this time of year.
My apartment smells like a giant loaf of baked banana, also known as heaven. On a side note, did you know that Paula Deen makes fudge with Velveeta? It's true. I own the cookbook. The recipe calls for 1/2 pound of Velveeta, two sticks of butter, and two 16oz packages of confectioners sugar (and a few other ingredients). But...seriously? You may as well just eat this fudge while driving yourself to the hospital because you'll inevitably end up on a gurney one way or another.
Here's the bread makin' :