Casually, I stumbled upon the concept for this Tasty Tuesday. There was a large black oily banana in front of me and I said of course. This is what I will blog about for a Tasty Tuesday.
I personally enjoy the Banana. It's full of potassium. Healthy goodness. I could live without those little string things on the end, but other then that the banana is such a wonderful fruit. As long as it's yellow and not some indiscernible shade of brown.
The banana also has the image of being used as a reference to phallic imagery. The mighty banana is compared to the penis.
I had an English professor who loved phallic imagery. The only paper I got an A had phallic imagery in it. There was even a YouTube video of this boy tasting condom flavors and he put them on bananas. I think they even use bananas to demonstrate safe sex. It's a mess and you know some of the nice women in federal penitentiary are using them as dildos.
Personally, the resurgence of bananas in American culture can be directly related back to the minions. The little yellow fire hydrants are obsessed with the banana. They even have a song about it. I'm sure it has a name, but I call it the banana song.
Music loves the banana. Loves might be a strong word. But, I've come up with a few jams that involve the banana. We have to start with Havana Brown's “Big Banana”. This is a slice of electro excellence and it honestly bothers me that this wasn't one of those flash in the pan quirky hits in the United States like "#Selfie" or "Gangnam Style", but there's no accounting for taste. “Big Banana” is one of the highlights of her album Flashing Lights and the video is the reason I'm alive today.
This week's recipes come from the family cookbooks. I flipped deep into the dark ages to find you banana recipes. The fruit that is botanically a berry. The fruit that makes delicious bread. The fruit that is a part of the namesake of the banana split. The fruit that will always be respected, whether or not it's tied to penises or not.
Baked Sweet Potatoes & Bananas
6 Sweet Potatoes
½ cup of Butter
2/3 cup of Brown Sugar
¼ cup of Lemon Juice
½ cup of Pineapple Juice
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
Arrange the sweet potatoes and bananas in alternate layers in a well greased baking dish, starting with the sweet potatoes and ending with the bananas. Dot each layer with butter and sprinkle with salt and white pepper. Sprinkle the banana layer with lemon juice.
Dot the top layer with additional butter and pour the pineapple juice over the whole thing. Bake uncovered for 30 minutes.
Stir in enough of the remaining flour to make a moderate stiff dough. Knead the dough for 5-8 minutes, or until it is smooth. Place the dough in a greased bowl, turning it once. Cover and let the dough rise until is has doubled. About an hour.
Punch the dough down, divide it in half, then cover it, and let it rest for 10 minutes.
Shape the dough into 2 round loaves, placing them on a greased baking sheet. Make vertical slits, about 1/8 inch deep around each loaf at ¾ inch intervals.
Combine the remaining egg white and 1 teaspoon of water. Brush the tops of the loaves, and cover, letting the loaves rise until doubled, about 30-45 minutes. Bake for 30 minutes.
½ cup of Pineapple Chunks
¼ cups of Orange Juice
¼ cup of Vanilla Ice Cream
½ ounce of Rum
Using a blender, blend all ingredients together.