Friday, January 8, 2010

Banana Bread

Banana Bread. There is something comforting about a Banana bread isn't there?
I love banana bread, however did not always care to make it. It always seemed too dark on top, or had a raw part at the bottom. the loaves were small and thin. Not the big thick slices likc you get at a sweet shop. Well not anymore. Ever since 2006 when my dear friend Beth was here and cooked up a storm I have been making awesome banana bread !
It's golden brown and makes a big beautiful loaf. The slices are tall and sturdy. Not a raw lumpy spot to be found.
I make it plain, but my fancy friend Lisa likes to jazz hers up with chopped marashino cherries and chocolate chips.
Nanny Higgins Banana Bread courtesy of Beth Zinn ( Nanny Higgins is her grandma) What do you think ,do you still call it Nanny Higgins or is it Beths recipe or even mine now..? How does that work with recipes ? Is there a time when we can claim a recipe? Say after making it 10 or even 50 times ? I don't always feel compelled to go on and on that I got this or that recipe from this or that cookbook when someone says that they like it.. Do you?
Anyhow if you don't have a superb recipe that gives you bake shop slices this one is for you.

Banana Bread
1/2 c. butter
1c. sugar
2 eggs
3 bananas
1 tsp. lemon juice
1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. soda
2 c. flour

cream butter, sugar, eggs, add dry ingredients then after creamed add the bananas.
pour into greased loaf pan
Bake 375 ~ 60-90 minutes


  1. I LOVE banana bread. My favorite is with walnuts but I am the only one in my family that likes it that way so I almost never make it. I've never seen a recipe with lemon juice...sounds so yummy. :)

  2. sounds so yummy



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