1. Recipe for Banana Bread
New recipe for the month or more....
Love this Banana Bread, sometimes I forget how wonderful it is to make your own treats! This is so easy and my kids, well one of them, the other is my picky eater, LOVE it! fast and easy to use up those black bananas on your counter!
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees ...
You need ....
1/2 cup buttermilk
2 very ripe bananas
1 cup white sugar
1 tsp vanilla
BLEND all well together ... cut bananas into pieces if you want to. Make a nice smooth mixture.
then take ...
2 cups flour
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/8 tsp salt
Sift all these ingredients together, then add to the mixture of bananas and such. Add either 1/2 cup walnuts or chocolate chips ... or both!
Pour into a 9" x 5" lightly greased loaf pan and let it cook for 55 - 60 minutes til it is nice a golden. Stick a toothpick in center and if it comes out clean it is done!
Let it cool and enjoy!
2. Irish Soda Bread Recipe
This is my irish mother-in-laws favorite soda bread recipe, and mine too! I love to make this for St. Patricks Day ~ it is a wonderful tradition that I share with my boys. Caution ... it is a bit messy to make!
You will need:
Preheat the oven to 425 degrees
1 cup of Raisins (you need to put them in a pot of boiling water for about 5-10 min with the lid on ... they need to "puff" up) Drain in collander and set aside to cool.
4 1/2 to 5 cups Flour
1/2 tsp. salt
1 1/2 tsp. baking soda
2 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1 cup brown or white sugar (I like brown)
1 stick butter
1 1/2 cups buttermilk
Make sure you spray your cooking sheet with pam prior to the next steps and have paper towels ready to wipe your hands. Remove your rings!
In bowl : Combine flour, salt, both powders and sugar. add softened butter with fingers. Make a well in the middle and add your lightly beaten eggs ... beat til sticky with your hands.
Add buttermilk, if too thick add more buttermilk ~ just a touch at a time. Add raisins, and then roll into ball, split in two. You will need to flour your surface and keep it handy while making a ball ... place both on the cookie sheet and make the sign of the cross on top ~ this helps it to rise.
Bake for 35-40 minutes ... it will be golden.
Cool on a wire rack if you have one. Enjoy with some butter and a cup of tea!