Cream Banana Bread
butter (one stick)
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup mashed banana (2 medium bananas)
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
1/2 cup sour cream
butter with the sugar; add the eggs and the
vanilla. Add the dry ingredients and mix. Add the
mashed bananas, sour cream and nuts. Bake in a
greased loaf pan at 350°F for one hour.
Check center for doneness after one hour. May
need more time.
firmly packed brown sugar
1/2 cup butter
1 1/2 cups mashed bananas, very ripe (3-4
tablespoon lemon juice
|2 cups sifted white flour
3 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup chopped nuts
oven to 350°F. Butter a large loaf pan.
Sift the flour, baking powder and salt together.
Cream the brown sugar together with the butter,
then mix in the eggs. Thoroughly mix in the
bananas and lemon juice, then mix in the flour
mixture as quickly as possible. Fold in the
chopped nuts, then pour into the prepared pan.
Bake for 45 minutes to 1 hour, until a toothpick
inserted in the center of the loaf comes out
Yields 1 loaf - Serves 6 to 8.
1/2 teaspoon dry ginger
3-4 cups hot water
1 envelope active dry yeast
2 tablespoons molasses
|1 cup wheat
2 teaspoons salt
4-7 cups whole wheat flour
egg white or milk
2 teaspoons sesame seeds.
flavor, very nutritious, easily mixed in an
electric mixer, providing you have a dough hook.
No need to leaven, punch down, mold, rise again:
simply knead, place in a greased bread pan, let
it rise and bake.
In a mixing bowl, stir in sugar, ginger and hot
water. Sprinkle the yeast over it and let it
stand 8-10 mins. Stir well. Add molasses, wheat
germ and salt, and stir at low speed for 1
minute. Add half the flour, and stir again until
well mixed. Add another cup of flour, beat at
medium speed 3 minutes. Spread last cup of flour
on table, turn dough out on top, roll in flour to
remove stickness. Knead 5 minutes. Divide dough
in half, shape and place in two buttered
9x5x3-inch loaf pans. Cover with a cloth and
allow to rise in a warm place until double in
bulk. This can take 1-2 hours, depending on the
Gently brush top with lightly-beaten egg white or
milk, and sprinkle with sesame seeds. Bake in
pre-heated oven at 350°F for 45-55 minutes,
or until golden brown and well cooked. Remove
from pan immediately, and let cool on cake rack.
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