Wednesday, September 28, 2011

What I'm Reading Wednesday...Or Not

It's a little cooler today than it's been lately and it's supposed to be around 50 degrees on Saturday so I'm making my favorite banana bread.  Well, that and I have some bananas that are turning brown.  :o)  

                   Banana Bread

2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup Crisco shortening
1/2 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 cup mashed banana
2 tablespoons milk
1/2 cup chopped walnuts (optional)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Mix the first 4 ingredients together in a bowl and set aside.  Cream the sugar and Crisco together in a separate bowl until it is light and fluffy.  Add the eggs and beat well.  Combine the banana and milk in a separate container.  Add to the creamed mixture alternating with the flour mixture, mixing after each addition just until smooth.  Stir in nuts if you're adding them. Grease a 9 x 5 x 3 inch loaf pan.  Pour banana bread mixture into the loaf pan.  Bake for 45 to 50 minutes or until golden brown and a cake tester comes out clean.  Makes 1 loaf.

This is a big hit in my house.  I hope it will be in yours.


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