Wednesday, May 23, 2012

B-A-N-A-N-A-S For Bread

Good Morning All!  Hope that your week is flying we get to that long weekend.  Hopefully you can enjoy a weekend of family, friends and good food!  Speaking about food, I have a confession to make....although I enjoy cooking I'm by no means a lover of baking.  Yikes, the thought actually scares me right out of the kitchen!  I think the process is often too complicated and time-consuming and most of the time my end result is nothing like I had thought or wanted.

I say this with all honesty, baking is "just not my thing!"......But.....there is one recipe that I can depend on to turn out ok pretty yummy!  I love me some banana bread!  I was given this recipe by my step-mother-in-law (it was given to her by her mother Mrs. Orpha Winter) and it's wonderful easy and oh-so-good bread.  

Banana Bread

~1 cup sugar
~1/2 cup butter or margarine
~2 eggs
~2 cup flour (extra 1/4 cup flour for high altitude baking)
~1 teaspoon baking soda
~1 teaspoon of vanilla
~1/2 cup chopped nuts (your choice)
~3 small banana mashed
~1 cup of chocolate chips (this is my added twist)

Cream butter and sugar.  Add eggs.  Alternately add flour to the mixture.  Add the additional ingredients.  Mix well and add bananas last.  Bake 350 degrees fro 1 hour.  Gives 4 small round cans.  This bread freezes nicely.

The best thing about this recipe is, you can bake the bread in round cans....yes, that right, save your left over cans to bake in!  Plus, your bread comes out round and I absolutely love that!  *note make sure to stray the can with a non-stick cooking/baking spray.

Of course this bread never last very long in this household!  Hope you get a chance to try!  XOXOXO


1 comment:

  1. That's awesome! I'm definitely going to try that :)