19 February 2010

Recipe Follow-up

From the other snow day....

Banana Bread (moist and tasty - favorite after years of trial and error):

2 cups flour
2 tsp baking powder
3/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/2 cup shortening
1/2 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp finely shredded orange peel
2 ripe bananas cut and mashed
2 tbsps milk
OPTIONAL: 1/2 cup chopped pecans or walnuts and / or splash of vanilla (watch that batter doesn't get too "soupy" - needs to be pretty stiff and not too sweet).

Grease your loaf pan - preheat oven to 350 degrees (will take 45 min. to an hour to bake - keep checking / inserting toothpick or fork - middle should stay moist - don't overbrown it).

Mix dry ingredients in one bowl - wet in the other. New bowl: add wet and dry mixes alternately, stirring to blend. Nuts would go in last. Watch the orange zest - a little goes a long way :-).

And.... a chocolate cookie recipe - this one not mine but good and from Food Network. You don't have to, but you CAN add some frosting or creme filling. Yum!

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