Do you pitch your rotten bananas or do you keep them and make Banana bread? You can also freeze them for smoothies, banana cake , and banana icing. See I do take breaks from sculpting to bake.
I have very fond memories of the recipes handed down to me. I am often reminded of my mom, grandmother, and mother in law with the recipes I cherish from them. We probably all have them. I even have those recipes that no matter how hard you try, they just don't taste like when mom or Nannie made them. The pic on the top left is my great grandmother recipe box handed down thru the generations and I love just looking at her handwriting. I laugh when I see the word "Catsup". The next pic is of my husbands grandmother recipe book and her favorite clippings. The book below is all battered and worn and it captures my fondest memories as it was the "Grange" cookbook my moms/mom bought for her . I learned to cook from this cookbook and have many pages marked of the recipes either myself or my mother have tried. I believe some are even marked yucky lol!. This book has been well loved and I thought I would share my go to banana bread recipe from the book, as I just can't see these bananas go to waste. I'm someone who doesn't like to see wasted food as I know what it's like to go hungry. Hubby and I ate vegetable soup for a month in our early years of marriage and we were on a soldiers income. Yes and entire month, let's just say it took us years to want to eat it again. See I even marked the recipe as good in the book. I would love to hear what you do with your rotten bananas??? Thank You Mrs. Margaret Webster from the Grange Cookbook.
Sift all the dry ingredients into a separate bowl with a flour sifter. This helps incorporate the dry indredients together.
Cream shortening really well and gradually add your sugar and blend till creamy. Add (2) eggs and mix well. Mash (3) banana with a fork and add to the mixture, mix well.
Add the dry ingredients to the mixture and blend. You can add chopped nuts if so desired I did not as I didn't have any on hand.
Pour into a greased loaf pan and I usually make a well in the center this helps create a more rounded loaf when baking. Bake 60 minutes or until you insert a toothpick into the center and it comes out clean.
I love slicing when warm and spreading with butter! Yum!
Hi and Welcome to OldeMoonlane Primitves. My name is Wendy Young and I am happy to have you join me. I am a wife of 35 years, mom of 2 and grandmother of 3 . I have been creating for well over 30+ years and I started this blog to maybe offer tips /tricks and happenings at Oldemoonlane.