Sunday, March 4, 2012

Test no toner

I had a very long day on Saturday. I took the first half of the administrator's test for my 6th year. The first part of the test went smoothly and then came the stressful part. The copies of the test had been copied incorrectly, so the proctors had to start recopying 120 copies on one very slow copier. About an hour and a half later a proctor informed us that the toner was out. A half hour later she finally came back with copies so we could start. It was the most unorganized and unprofessional day. I can't believe I had to pay so much to the state and I had to deal with incorrect copies and lack of toner. Let's just hope my scores are good, I do not want to have to take them again! Six and a half hours was more than enough!
Banana Bread Bars with Browned Butter Frosting
1 ½ cups sugar
1 cup sour cream
½ cup butter, softened
2 eggs
1 ¾ cups (3 or 4) ripe bananas, mashed
2 teaspoons vanilla
2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
¾ teaspoon salt
½ cup chopped walnuts (optional)

Heat oven to 375 degrees. Grease and flour 10x15 jelly roll pan. Beat first four ingredients until creamy. Blend in bananas and vanilla one minute. Add dry ingredients and blend one minute. Stir in nuts and spread in pan.

Bake 20 to 25 minutes until golden brown. Cool and frost with Browned Butter Frosting.

Browned Butter Frosting
½ cup butter
4 cups powdered sugar
1 ½ teaspoons vanilla
about 3 tablespoons milk or half and half

Heat butter in saucepan over medium heat past the melting point until it boiling, and a delicate brown. Remove from the heat and immediately add the remaining ingredients. This should be thicker than a glaze and thinner than frosting.

Using a spatula smooth over the top of the bars immediately. The frosting will be easier to spread once it's on the warm bread.

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