Monday, August 23, 2010

Sabrina's Mom's Banana Bread

Banana Bread

1 3/4 C sifter all purpose flour

1/2 tsp salt

1 c. granulated sugar

1 tsp baking soda

3 tbs buttermilk...I use 2 tablespoons of milk and 2 tsp of milk and 1 tsp of lemon juice or vinegar
2 eggs

3 bananas

1/2 cup chopped walnuts

1/2 cup butter flavor crisco or real butter (unsalted)

Heat oven to 350 and grease and flour 9x5x3 inch loaf pan. Mix flour and salt and then take shortening and hand mix with flour mixture until it resembles cornmeal. (all the same size) In another bowl mix sugar and eggs until as creamy as you can get it. Then fold the two mixtures together. I put the milk mixture with the baking soda together in a small bowl and then mix it with the banana. Then add it to the rest of the stuff. It will be foaming because of the soda. Then add the nuts and fold into the greased and floured pan(s), I usually double the recipe which will make 3 loaves, but if you don't double it, it makes a full one loaf. Fill pan(s) about 2/3. If you want to you can sprinkle extra nuts on top. I usually use 1 cup of nuts instead of 1/2 because we like a lot of nuts. I usually cook for about 45 minutes and use a toothpick to check for doneness. Then take out of the oven and put on the cooling racks for about 5-10 minutes and then go around the rim with a butter knife and slip out of the pan while still a little hot. Let cool completely and wrap in foil paper to mellow flavor. I usually try to remove from pan as soon as I can.
If they get brown too fast just cover with foil paper and continue cooking until cake tester done (tooth pick insert). Then take out of oven.
Try toasting each slice in the toaster......these are really good with peanut butter on them too.

1 comment:

  1. Sounds yummy!!
    My children lived on banana bread for years...
    but now they're on their own!