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Jul 25, 2014 12:13 PM

Really overripe bananas

I bought a bag over already overripe bananas a few weeks ago, and put them in the refrigerator untilI could get around to dealing with them (dividing into one-cup measures and freezing). However, life got in the way, and I just finally had some time to take them out. They are beyond overripe: totally soft and translucent. Does anyone know if they are still usable, particularly for banana cake, which was the original plan? They don't smell fermented, by the way, it's just that they're super-soft.

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  1. They sound about perfect for Banana Bread.

      1. This doesn't top the momofuku recommendation but there's this thing all over the internet where you process frozen overripe bananas with peanut butter and it somehow resembles ice cream. I have been meaning to try it or hoping another 'hound has tried it, all the articles I've read about it are by random bloggers.

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        1. re: iheartcooking

          I know this is all the current rage, but I had a friend who was doing this 30 years ago, with just bananas. However, these bananas, even frozen, are far beyond processing. They were quite liquidy and would not be able to be processed. If frozen, I'm sure they would be very icy.

          However, I did use them for the banana cake I had intended to make all along, which is in the oven as I type this. I'll report back after shabbos on how it came out. Thanks to all for the responses.

          1. re: queenscook

            Just following up on the banana cake I made; it was excellent. Thanks for the advice to use them.

        2. If you're wanna try something completely different... this Kimchee is actually really good. Your banana would be just right.