With Mike training for a half marathon, I have kept a large number of bananas on hand, but the problem is that once in a while you can't eat them fast enough before they go bad. I decided to use the opportunity to make Banana Bread (pg 28W). This was a great quick recipe that created three small loaves of bread.
1/2 cup shortening
1 cup sugar
2 cup flour
3 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
2 tsp vanilla
1/4 cup milk
1 cup chopped nuts
3 bananas, mashed
Cream together shortening and sugar. Add eggs on at a time. Add flour, baking powder, salt, vanilla and milk. Mix thoroughly. Add nuts and bananas. Pour into 3 small prepared bread pans. Bake at 350* for 30 minutes.
Unfortunately these pictures aren't very exciting because all the ingredients are about the same color, but you can at least see the texture change. This is the shortening and sugar.
After adding the egg.
Adding the flour.
Adding the powder, salt and vanilla.
My mashed bananas. I did not put nuts in my bread because I didn't have any on hand, but I was thinking it would have been nice to add nuts to one or two of the loaves.
Mixed and in the pans. I only had two pans so I had to wait to make the third loaf until these were done.
The final product. It was amazing how fast these loaves disappeared. One we gave as a thank you to someone for tilling our garden, and the other two went to coffee with Mike.