Bannana Nut Bread for Travis
Travis–this recipe is for you!
The first thing to know about cooking and baking is, like war, you have to know you have allies to help you. Yours are your Mom, and brothers.
Here’s a recipe for Banana Nut Bread
Your mom probably knows this one by heart, but just in case she’s forgotten it, here it is:
2 cups of sifted flour
1 teaspoon of baking soda
a pinch to 1/4 teaspoon salt
1 1/4 cups sugar
1/2 cup of vegetable oil
2 TBS. of cream, half and half or milk
1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
2-3 ripe medium bananas–mashed—just when those suckers start to turn dark!
1 cup of chopped nuts: walnuts, hazel nuts, or any nut except peanuts will do…
Grease 2 loaf pans and dust them with flour–toss the extra flour down the drain!
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
Mix together the flour, baking soda, salt. Set apart.
Mix in another bowl the following: egg, sugar, vegetable oil. When combined well, add the flour mix to this and blend well with a big, wooden spoon. Add milk, or cream, and vanilla, smashed, mashed and mushed-up bananas and then mix well.
Fling in the nuts and stir. Save a few for the topping, if so desired. Then pour the batter into the buttered and floured tins.
Bake for 1 hour. Do a toothpick test…ask your Mom about that.
Cool on a rack and then turn over out onto a ceramic, porcelain or thick plastic dish. These may be frozen for later use.
Cool and serve with: ice cream. whipped cream, Macedonia fruit cocktail or with butter and jam.