Haven't been doing much cooking this week, as J seems to have taken that over for now. She is really enjoying grilling at the pool, so I allowed her to usurp dinner last night in favor of Hebrew Nationals at the pool. However, I did take advantage yesterday of the blackened bananas we had sitting around and made banana nut bread, which my wife & oldest child adore. Pie is pretty fond of it, too. This is my great-grandma's recipe:
2 c. sifted flour
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. salt
3/4 c. sugar
1/4 c. butter
1 egg, beaten until light in color
2 mashed bananas, very ripe
1/2 c. buttermilk (you can also use 1/2 c. sweet milk with 1 tbsp. vinegar added)
1/2 c. chopped nuts (I usually use walnuts)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Sift flour, baking powder, soda, and salt together. Set aside. Cream sugar and butter together until light in color. Add egg. Beat in bananas and buttermilk. Gradually add flour & mix until incorporated. Add nuts. Pour into greased loaf pan & bake for 1 hour at 350 degrees.
This is great for breakfast or tea-time. Or just whenever you feel like a yummy sweet.