Loaf#1 is out and the oven and still warm, and already attacked by the kids and me
. Fresh baked, warm bread drizzled with honey.....drool..... so heavenly.
nonny2t- I don't make any toffee...but damn that sounds good. I normally just stick to fudge, homemade chocolates & chocolate convered pretzels. my chocolate molds are my best friends.
Banana Nut Bread (makes 2 loaves)
2 cups sugar
½ cup shortening
½ cup butter or margarine
1 ½ cups mashed, ripe bananas
3 cups all purpose flour
1 ¼ cups buttermilk
1 ½ tsp baking soda
1 ½ tsp baking powder
1 tsp vanilla extract
½ cup chopped walnuts
~ Preheat oven to 350 degrees
~ Cream together shortening and sugar. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Mix in bananas, buttermilk, and vanilla. Mix in flour, baking powder, and soda. Stir in nuts if desired. Pour batter into two greased 9x5 inch pans.
~ Bake for 50 to 60 minutes in the preheated oven, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the loaf comes out clean.
stitchwitch & brendajos- hopefully the holiday baking mood strikes and sticks around. I always enjoy my holiday baking so much, it is almost as calming and meditative for me as knitting is. I want everyone to enjoy that. Maybe this is why my sisters call me "betty crocker wanna be" every year at this time....lmao