Thursday, February 19, 2009

Banana Bread Quest

I buy bananas everytime I go to the grocery store. Sometimes they all get eaten immediately, sometimes they sit in the kitchen untouched until they are brown and attracting fruit flies. I always feel so guilty just throwing them away when there are starving children blah blah blah. To curb my guilt and be a more domestic goddess I have taken to making banana bread with the extras. The only problem is that I could not for the life of me find a good recipe. I tried and even old ward cookbooks and each time my results were mediocre. Finally today I would like to announce that I have found the perfect banana bread recipe. It is easy and delicious and if you pack it up you can send it to the starving children of the world much more easily than black bananas.

Here it is:
preheat oven to 350 F
grease two small loaf pans with shortening
mix dry ingredients and set aside:
1 3/4 cup flour
1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda

beat together till light:
1/3 cup shortening
2/3 sugar

add one at a time beating till smooth between additions:
2 eggs
2 Tbs. milk

in another small bowl:
smash 1 cup of ripe bananas
1/4 c sugar

add dry ingredients and banana mixture alternately, mixing until smooth between additions.

fold mixture into the two greased pans

bake for 30 minutes at 350

serve sliced with butter


Lisa said...

Look at you, domestic goddess.
Have you ever tried my mom's banana bread recipe? I think it's the greatest in the whole world. It sounds gross, but the blacker the banana, the better the bread. Also, you can freeze the ripe bananas for making bread later. :)

Brittney said...

thanks for that update!! i have to rotting bananas on my counter as i type!! i have a good one i found on all recipes, and added chocolate chips, but i am always looking for a new one. i will try yours today!
also, i went by kristins house for that book.....uh hem....guess you forgot to give it to her eh? lol, its cool. cant wait till youre back in the old hood again. soon right?

Chelsey Howard said...

Very domestic, good job:) It looks delicious, I'll have to try it sometime:)

Amanda said...

Mmmmm. Banana bread.

Girls Just Wanna Have Fun said...

yum. i love banana bread, i'll have to try that recipe.

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