Friday, February 15, 2008

Between Drying Times

While printing the recipe cards, I needed to find something to do to make the drying time seems faster. This is what I whipped up to pass the time...Some yummy banana bread!!!

Banana Bread
(recipe from the Better Homes and Garden Cookbook)

2 cups all-purpose flour
1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
2 eggs, beaten
1-1/2 cups mashed banana (5 medium)-I used 3 and it was just as yummy
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup cooking oil or melted butter or margarine
1/4 cup chopped walnuts-I left these out. I don't really like chunks in my banana bread

Directions

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease bottom and 1/2 inch up the sides of one 9x5x3-inch or two 7-1/2x3-1/2x2-inch loaf pans; set aside. In a large bowl combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Make a well in center of flour mixture; set aside.
2. In a medium bowl combine eggs, banana, sugar, and oil. Add egg mixture all at once to flour mixture. Stir just until moistened (batter should be lumpy). Fold in nuts. Spoon batter into prepared pan(s). If desired, sprinkle Streusel Topping over batter.
3. Bake for 55 to 60 minutes for 9x5x3-inch pan or 40 to 45 minutes for 7-1/2x3-1/2x2-inch pans or until a wooden toothpick inserted near center comes out clean (if necessary, cover loosely with foil the last 15 minutes of baking to prevent overbrowning). Cool in pan on a wire rack for 10 minutes. Remove from pan. Cool completely on a wire rack. Wrap and store overnight before slicing.

4. Makes 1 loaf (16 slices)

Enjoy!

3 comments:

alice said...

Oh that sounds yummy! I am going to give this a go too. I just realised I have the same cookbook too :)

Lauren said...

these sound great wendy! next time we have a craft night, we'll have to bake up some goodies!

Secret Leaves said...

Hi. Came to you through your (Lauren's) Flickr stream and I really enjoy your blog! For some reason, I am especially enjoying the recipes! I'll come back now and again to say hi and see what you are baking. : )

Sharon