Thursday, January 27, 2011

Has it really been a week since I've posted?

This has been a really busy week for me with absolutely no time to sew, but...
 a girls gotta eat, right?

How about a warm slice of homemade banana bread slathered in butter?

Haven't we all seen this before?
Yep, it was time for banana bread.

Really, they are not as bad as they look.
I got to work mashing them and dug out my Granny's banana bread recipe.

This recipe has been handed down 4 generations; I have written the recipe just
as my mother passed it on to me.
I love this recipe because it comes out very moist - almost gooey.
The recipe is as follows:

1 cup sugar
1/2 cup butter (or Crisco)
2 eggs well beaten
2 cups flour
4 tablespoons thick milk*
1 teaspoon baking soda
3 bananas well mashed
1 teaspoon vanilla

Dissolve baking soda in milk. Mix together all ingredients, bananas last.
Pour into loaf pan. Bake 1 hour at 300 degrees.

*Thick milk back then was buttermilk.  
If buttermilk was not available Granny would substitute 4 tablespoons of the following mixture instead:
*Add one tablespoon of vinegar to a cup of milk and let stand for 5 minutes.

I rarely have buttermilk on hand so I usually use the vinegar and milk substitute and it comes out just as yummy.


Anonymous said...

yum, yum! That is some good looking banana bread!!!! I need a piece right now. :)

Terri said...

Yummmmm...loves me some banana bread. My recipe is a little different because in my family we must have nuts in it. If you want to cut out some "fat", use applesauce in place of the butter...just sayin!


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