Tuesday, July 22, 2008

'Nanas Banana Bread

'Nanas Banana Bread
From: ShermanAter

Here is my 'Nanas Banana Bread recipe. It is so good you'd think yer 'Nanna made it.

Ingredients

* 1 1/2 C sugar
* 1/2 C butter
* 2 eggs
* 1 1/2 C flour
* 1/2 t baking soda
* 1/4 t baking powder
* 1 t vanilla
* 3 large very ripe bananas, mashed
* 1/2 cup chopped walnuts*
* * Macadamia nuts are even better but I don't think 'Nana ever had them on hand


Directions

1. Blend sugar, butter and eggs
2. Add sifted dry ingredients
3. mix well
4. Add mashed bananas
5. Add chopped nuts
6. Add vanilla
7. mix till you have a nice batter
8. Pour into Greased loaf pan
9. Bake @ 350 for 1 hour*
10. Let cool then transfer to baking rack
11. Slice and enjoy!
12. * Your oven may vary so keep an eye on it

SmartAleq's amendments:
First off, I had a lot of very ripe frozen bananas to use and a camping trip coming up so I tripled the recipe.

I reduced the overall amount of sugar by maybe a quarter cup, also I used three different kinds of sugar--it worked out to 2 c white sugar, 1 1/4 c dark brown and 1 c raw sugar. I like using raw sugar because it gives a neat taste and adds a bit of crunch to the top crust.

I used 2 c white flour and 2.5 c of whole wheat "white" flour--just wanted a bit more fiber.

I added a couple of teaspoons of really good Ceylon cinnamon.

Since I had only 8 bananas and a triple recipe should have 9, I took a can of apricot halves, drained them and put them through the blender until they were nice and smooth and added that along with the bananas.

I sprinkled Ghirardelli 60% cacao bittersweet chocolate chips on top. I omitted the nuts because they are too darned expensive at Slaveway!

I found that by using an electric mixer and beating the hell out of everything that I ended up with a very fluffy, almost stiff batter. This translated into an extremely nice crumb in the finished product, which is very moist and almost cakelike.

Although I tripled the recipe I ended up with enough batter to make three 8 x 4 loaves and one 9 x 5 loaf. I think it grew in the mixing or something!

It is mindbendingly yummy, I heartily recommend!

1 comment:

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