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Undercooked banana bread- how can I rescue??

emilief Sep 24, 2009 08:39 AM

I made banana breads last night. When I cut them this am i discovered that some of the middle is uncooked. Can I put them back in the oven and cook more or perhaps in the microwave? I had taken them out about 10 minutes early because the tops were very brown.

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  1. thew Sep 24, 2009 08:57 AM

    you can bake again a bit, but be cafeful not to dry it out

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    1. re: thew
      greygarious Sep 24, 2009 09:22 AM

      With the breads at room temp, wrap the pans in tin foil to hold the moisture in before rebaking at 300-325 for maybe 15 minutes.

      1. re: greygarious
        Normandie Sep 24, 2009 09:39 AM

        Since you and thew both mentioned the issue of moisture, would it be helpful to put a cup of water in the oven as emilie tries to rebake the breads? I know it may not result in the original recipe's intended texture, but it doesn't sound like that's going to happen, anyway...so would a little water in the oven hurt?

    2. AreBe Sep 24, 2009 09:01 AM

      if it's cooked enough to slice you might put slices under the broiler to complete the cooking

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        Diane in Bexley Sep 24, 2009 09:14 AM

        I love toasted banana bread with a little butter on it. Slice the bread 1 in or thicker, toast in toaster oven until light golden brown. Yummy and crunchy. Also excellent spread with peanut butter, I have this for lunch at home sometimes.

        1. ipsedixit Sep 24, 2009 09:23 AM

          Oh, my, lucky you!

          Make banana bread pudding!

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          1. re: ipsedixit
            Normandie Sep 24, 2009 09:40 AM

            I was thinking some kind of parfait, but only using those portions of the bread that baked enough to cook the eggs?

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            emilief Sep 24, 2009 10:27 AM

            Thanks for all the great ideas. Since I am trying to preserve one loaf without cutting, I put it back in the oven at 325 for 15 minutes. It was extremely moist so it should be alright. The other one I cut and put 1/2 in the microwave on medium power wrapped in paper towels for 5 minutes. When they cool I will post the results. Thanks again.

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            1. re: emilief
              QSheba Sep 24, 2009 02:35 PM

              If that fails.... Slice and make french toast or cube and make bread pudding. i think I might need to go bake some banana bread now.... :)

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