15 February 2010

Baking a banana bread

This week we had plenty of over ripe bananas, so my mom suggested we bake a banana bread on Thursday.
We did not got this recipe out of the baking book but out of an old Afrikaans book my mom used when she studied nutrition.

Here is our recipe:
250g soft butter
3 cups of sugar
(We used half Xylitol and half honey. When Daniel eats palm sugar he can’t sleep at night)
6 eggs
10 ml vanilla essence
2 cups banana (pulped)
2 small lemons or 1 big lemon
4 cups flour (if using spelt flour 5 1/3 cups)
3 t baking powder
½ t baking soda
½ t salt
50 ml milk

Pulp the bananas.
We used about 7 bananas but it was to much.

Add the 2 tablespoons of lemon juice to the banana pulp.

Whisk together the butter and sugar. Mix till light in colour and fluffy. (We used half honey half Xylitol)

Meanwhile sift the flour, baking powder and salt in a bowl.

Crack the eggs one by one in a little bowl, and add one egg at a time into the sugar and butter mix.

Make sure the egg has vanished completely before adding the next one.

Add the 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract.

Add the baking soda to the 2 cups of banana pulp and add it to the sugar-butter mixture.

Alternately add flour and milk to the sugar-butter-egg mixture until finished.

Empty the dough in a bread pan, and bake for about 1 hour on 180 degrees C, 350 degrees F.

While you are waiting for the bread to bake, let your youngest sibling (or second youngest, if the youngest can’t eat yet) lick out the mixing bowl.
Daniel 18 months

Do NOT leave you mom with a dirty kitchen! Clean up your mess (And wash the dishes) before the bread comes out.

Cut in slices and serve with butter.
The bread was very nice, the little ones could not stop asking for more.
Crafty Greetings

1 comment:

  1. Oooh! Yummy! Great banana bread, Heidi! Yesterday I made Farmhouse Loaf!! It was soooooo yummy! My little sisters love licking the bowls and spoons!!! You are right! We must help clean up the kitchen when we are done!!! I hope you are enjoying being in the kitchen!!



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