Friday, March 25, 2011

Baking: Mom's Banana Bread

Today I'm sharing with you one of my family's favorite recipes: Mom's Banana Bread
There are a few rules you must know about when making this bread.
If you chose to make our recipe, please abide by the family rules. Deal???

Rule 1:  You MUST make this in a bundt pan
(we grew up eating this out of a bundt pan mold and you must do the same)

Rule 2:  You must use very ripe Bananas -it will make all the difference

Rule 3:  All the ingredients must be room temp

Rule 4:  You must use Crisco! Don't try to substitute butter here folks

Rule 5: Buttermilk is what makes it yummy!

(If you don't have buttermilk on hand, get your 2/3 cup of milk out and fill it just shy of the 2/3 mark. Then, add just enough distilled vinegar to get it to the 2/3 mark.  Let sit while you mix the rest of the ingredients and you have instant buttermilk!)

Let's begin...

2 1/2 cups flour
1 2/3 cups sugar
1 1/4 tsp salt
1 1/4 tsp baking soda
1 1/4 baking powder
2/3 cups soft crisco shortening
2/3 cup buttermilk
1 1/4 cups mashed bananas (I used three)
3 eggs (beaten)

( Isn't my mom's handwriting pretty?! She would will kill me for showing her handwriting, but I just love it!)

-Mix Dry ingredients & Cut in shortening
-Mix additional ingredients and stir until blended
-Bake at 350 for 55-60 minutes

This recipe comes out moist and soft like a cake.
KidMo LOVES it!!!  And, so do all of his cousins!

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mmmm...banana it.

Thanks for sharing!!

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