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Friday, December 16, 2011

Banana Bread

Photos by Bri Lee

This is a family recipe that has been passed down through the ages.  This was a note that accompanied the recipe from my mom:

This recipe belonged to my great-grandmother and has been passed down since then.  My mother uses bananas that are very ripe or have been frozen.  It keeps the banana flavor to the bread.

So, the blacker the better!  And I have tried both freezing and not freezing.  Both work but you will get more of a kick of flavor by freezing the bananas.  Also, it's nice to throw in the freezer if you don't have the time to invest to make them that day.

Banana Bread

1 cup sugar
½ cup shortening
1/3 teaspoon salt
2 eggs
2-3 bananas (1 cup)
1/3 cup sour milk (use lemon juice to sour regular milk)
1 teaspoon baking soda
½-1 cup walnuts (optional)
2 cups flour

Cream sugar and shortening, add eggs and blend together, add bananas then sour milk mix well together.  Add sifted flour, soda & salt.  Mix and sitr well.  Bake at 325 for 45 minutes or until done.  Use toothpick in the center to check doneness.  

1 comment:

  1. Gwen was so excited to see that you used our photo. We can't wait to try some more recipes :)