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Recipe: Banana Bars with Rum Icing - Little Observationist
Jorge has been doing all of the cooking for the past three week while I recovered from eye surgery. I’m pretty much back to normal now and decided it was time for some baking. Since there were some pretty ripe bananas on the counter, I scoured Pinterest for an interesting banana recipe. These Banana Bars with Rum Icing caught my eye. Ingredients for the cake: 1/2 cup butter, softened 1 1/3 cups sugar 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 egg 1 cup mashed bananas (I used a bit more) 1/2 cup dairy sour cream 1 teaspoon vanilla 2 cups all-purpose flour NOTE: In the original recipe, 3/4 cup of chopped almonds and grated nutmeg are also used but I I’m not a nut lover and didn’t have any fresh nutmeg so I left these out.) Ingredients for the icing: 3 tablespoons butter, softened 3 cups powdered sugar 1 tablespoon rum 1 teaspoon vanilla Milk NOTE: I don’t like a lot of frosting, so I split this in half besides the rum which was the full amount. I also left out the butter completely so it was more like icing.) Start by preheating the oven to 350F / 180 C and grease a baking pan. The recipe recommends 15 x 10 …