What does a snowy day mean to you? Cozied up by a fire? Wrestling a house full of stir-crazy kids? Maybe you get more house-cleaning done because you are cooped up. Or perhaps you are in-tune with your surroundings and give in to the urge to get out a make some snow balls. Well, for me I love to sit and watch the snow fall from inside a warm house. And then I want to bake.
And today is one of those snowed-in (not really, but I'll keep telling myself that) days. If the snow is coming down, I must turn on the oven and get baking. It is inevitable that these winter months will bring on the pounds with it. But I just can't help myself.
So, what I thought I'd share with you are some family recipes. It's kind of funny as I was thinking about what recipes I wanted to share I wondered if there was any reason I should just keep them "in the family" and could not think of one reason that I should not share these with you. So here goes. Enjoy!
My Great-Grandmother's Banana Bread
(Her name was Grandma Baker - growing up I thought that was just what people called her because she liked to bake! Hehe!)
Yields: 1 loaf
1/2 c. margerine/butter, softened
1 c. sugar
1 egg, beaten
1 c. mashed bananas
1 c. all-purpose flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
3 Tbsp. milk
Mix butter, sugar and egg in large bowl until fluffy - on high speed. In a separate small bowl mix bananas and milk.
Mix flour, baking soda and baking powder. Stir into sugar mixture alternately with banana/milk mixture.
Turn into greased 9x5x3 loaf pan. Bake in moderate oven (I love the language used here! ~ means 350*) 1 hour or until center springs back.