Always Scroll Down…or UP


Last November I shared my favorite recipe for banana bread. There are a few things that make a recipe a favorite: it needs to be clear in the instructions, the fewer ingredients the better and overall simple.

This banana bread recipe fits those requirements.

With the ease of technology and Pinterest, I keep my recipes on my iPad. I’ve even made some pretty recipe “cards” that will fit on a smartphone.

I use the OneNote app on my laptop as it also syncs with all my devices. There is a notebook on it I created called Recipe Box. In that notebook I’ve added sections just like a recipe box would have desserts, side dishes, bread, etc. If you lean toward technology like I do, give it a try. I like having everything in one place even though I still have little notebooks scattered around as I referencedearlier this week.
My recipe box on the OneNote app on my laptop

A few weeks ago my husband told me we had a couple of bananas that looked ready for banana bread. His hints aren’t too subtle, which I appreciate.

I should have this recipe memorized by now but I got out my iPad and assembled the ingredients, mixed it together and put it in the oven.

Forty minutes later the timer went off and I grabbed a toothpick for the doneness test. The toothpick came out completely clean, as in too clean.  There was a noticeable difference in the density of the bread.

I took it out of the oven letting it cool for a few minutes before sliding a knife around the sides so it wouldn’t stick. No sticking at all. It was so stick-free I turned the loaf pan over and it came out easily. Something was definitely off.

As I sliced into the bread the mystery of the consistency continued. Then we took a bite. ACK! Not only was it dry but it lacked any real flavor and tasted like the proverbial cardboard.

My husband started with the questions: did you put oil in it? It doesn’t call for oil. Butter? Sugar? No, it didn’t have that either.

Hmmm….that didn’t sound right. I went to the recipe on the iPad to check. Of course it included butter and sugar! They were the first two ingredients! I didn’t scroll up!

Lesson learned and, hopefully, not forgotten.

Yesterday’s banana bread was so deliciously good it’s not lasting long.

I’ve added another requirement to my recipe rules: remember to scroll down and up.

4 thoughts on “Always Scroll Down…or UP

  1. THAT’S funny!
    I’ve had more than a few culinary experiences like this … and it had nothing to do with scrolling.


    1. Me too, Linda! It’s a wonder I actually make edible and reasonably healthy meals 😉

  2. That sounds like something I would do. It’s a hard way to learn a lesson but I am glad you figured it out.

    1. When I’m in the kitchen, there are going to be some laughs and learning 😉 Thanks, for stopping by Mary.

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