Replies: 12 - Last Post: Jul 16, 2012 5:47 AM Last Post By: StanInMaryland
Jul 13, 2012 11:04 AM
Opinions/recipes pleaseI want to make banana bread with my daughter this weekend (believe it not I never have). There are, of course, a million recipes for it on line. Some are quite basic, some include vanilla or sour cream and are made with either brown sugar or white sugar. I'm leaning more towards a basic, no frills recipe with brown sugar.
What do you think?
Jul 13, 2012 1:15 PM
Jul 13, 2012 1:54 PM
Jul 13, 2012 6:27 PM
3Sasha - the thread I started in March here has several good recipes, including a link to the Cook's Illustrated one.
Hope this helps
Edited by: Midwesterner
Jul 13, 2012 6:32 PM
Jul 13, 2012 6:35 PM
5Yes,there are more variations than cooks. I tend to go back to James Beard's basic. But yougurt rather than the soured milk will be even better -- more tender, I'd think.
Heavily butter & flour a 9 x 5 x 3 " pan. Pre-heat oven to 350.
2 c. sifted a.p. flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt (I'd halve that)
1 c. granulated sugar
1 c. mashed,very ripe bananas (about 2 large bananas)
1/3 c milk + 1 tsp. lemon juice or vinegar mixed.
1/2 c chopped nuts -- optional.
Sift flour and soda.
cream butter; gradually add sugar and mix well.
Add eggs, then bananas and blend well.
Slowly & alternately add milk and flour mix, beginning and ending with flour. Blend well but don't over-beat.
Stir in nuts if using.
Pour in pan; bake 1 hr or until bead tests as done.
Jul 14, 2012 4:00 AM
Jul 14, 2012 5:08 PM
Jul 15, 2012 4:30 AM
8I'm glad one of my recipes was at that link, because it's 6:30 a.m. and I'm not quite ready to search for a recipe and type it in here.
One note: The recipe calls for 1/2 cup of buttermilk. I didn't have buttermilk on hand, but I thought sour milk would serve the same purpose, so I soured some. My recollection is that you use one tablespoon of white vinegar per cup of milk to sour it.
Jul 15, 2012 8:02 AM
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Jul 15, 2012 5:38 PM
Jul 16, 2012 5:47 AM
12Glad it was good! When I was in Antigua, Guatemala a few weeks ago there was a bakery that made really fantastic banana bread.
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