Saturday, April 25, 2009
i like to bake. i feel somewhat confident in this area of *homemakingness. (*new word for me too) one of my favorite 'things' to bake is banana bread. why? because it actually tastes pretty darn good and it is easy to make.
banana bread recipe
1/3 c butter
1 c sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
2 T. orange juice
1 tsp. lemon juice
3 ripe bananas
2 c. flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. salt (optional)
1/4 c. walnuts (optional)
coarse sugar for topping (sugar in the raw)
preheat oven to 350 degrees.
cream butter and sugar.
add eggs and vanilla.
add bananas, orange juice, lemon juice. mix well.
in a separate bowl, combine flour, salt (optional) & baking soda. add to banana mixture.
coat 9 x 5 loaf pan with cooking spray.
add banana mixture and top with coarse sugar.
bake at 350 degrees for 1 hr. and 15 minutes. check middle with toothpick to see if done.
enjoy with butter, a good book or good company