There are a number of times when I feel the urge to bake and two of them are 1) it's cold outside 2) over ripe bananas in my kitchen. Both situations applied yesterday so I baked. I made some chocolate chip banana nut bread. I've made the bread several times on this here bloggity blog blog so I won't bore you with then entire escapade but I will show you the highlights and offer up the recipe in full to begin with and it bears repeating...this is the hubsters mom's base recipe.
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup shortening
2 well beaten eggs
3-4 crushed bananas
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 cup buttermilk
2 cups flour-sifted w/ 1 tsp baking soda and 1/2 tsp salt
Mix your first 4 ingredients and then add the vanilla to the milk. Mix in the flour mixture and milk alternately.
Bake in greased pan for 50-60 minutes at 375 degrees.
Now here's my additional 2cents on the subject.
After I get the batter mixed then I stir in the chocolate chips and the walnut pieces. Because hey, we like it that way! You can use pecans if you like too.
slight diversion.....I bought a new LeCreuset loaf pan and I decided to split my batter between it and the Pampered Chef stoneware pan to see if I could tell a difference
so now we are ready for the oven and since I split my batter into two loaves it was only about 40 minutes to cook so keep an eye on it when it's baking.
Digging around to find something for dinner since we couldn't really get out to the grocery turned up some gumbo soup mix.
Now, hubster has been having a fit for me to make more "soppin' biscuits" so I thought let's give it a whirl with a cajun flair. I took that BIG bag of cajun butter from the fridge and used that instead of regular butter. Mixed up the soppin'biscuits like before. You can click on this little ole' link to take you right over to the biscuit recipe.
Here we are in the pan before hitting the oven
Dinner was served!
Yeppers....it was mighty tasty!!
Now if you will excuse me I'm gonna sign off for today before the next "rolling blackout" happens. You heard me...it's so stinking cold around here that the state of Texas is having rolling blackouts today since the power usage is so high. They only last about 15-30 minutes, you know just enough to have to reset the clock on the microwave and reboot your computer. Lovely!! We've only had two so far today so I'm figuring we are due another any time and I'm too lazy to retype any of this so I'm gonna close for the day. Stay warm my peeps and remember.....
Peace, Love and Yummies