Thursday, June 14, 2012

Bake sale Banana loaf

Bake sale time again, and my offerings this year are of the loaf variety.
I do love to slink around the web, searching for yummy ideas, but
my favourite go-to quick breads and muffin recipes are usually from 
Company's Coming Mostly Muffins edition.
Thought i would test drive the banana loaf on some ladies 
at the office before offering it at the bake table.
The result?  Rave reviews, and recipe requests.
So here it is, with thanks to jean pare for authoring such a great collection of 
easy to follow, foolproof and delicious recipes.

Basic banana loaf
Sift into bowl #1:
2C all purpose flour
(i'm sure some whole wheat would be great, too)
1t baking soda
1/2 t salt
(i also added 1/2 C rolled oats)

In bowl #2 cream:
1/2 C softened butter or margerine
1C granulated sugar
Then add 2 eggs.

Beat well, then add:
1 1/2 C mashed ripe banana
1T lemon juice
1t vanilla extract.

Empty contents of bowl #2 into bowl #1, 
fold together until just moistened.

Spread into a greased loaf pan, and bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 55-60 minutes.
(check with a toothpick to be certain!)
Let it rest in the loaf pan for 10 minutes or so before removing to a wire rack to cool.

Next on my list?
The Chocolate Chip Brownie Loaf!

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