Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Tasty Tuesday: Good Old Fashioned Banana Bread

Thanks Carrie for my warm welcome! I am super excited to be involved with Scarlet Threads and can't wait to see it grow!

So I'll quickly continue the Carrie and Tisha story. Carrie mentioned my explaining how it came about on that fateful day that she so smoothly asked my what book I was reading. Well, (and we met in 7th grade, by the way; we won't hold the memory lapse against Carrie - we'll blame it on the pregnancy!) an almost tragic event took place in our little Texas panhandle town, a school bus carrying almost all of our guy classmates was involved in a wreck and flipped over. As this was pre-cell phone era, while everyone knew there had been a wreck, we did not know the status of our classmates, and of course, one fears the worst. In the end, graciously, no one was seriously injured.

But that event made Carrie (and myself) realize that she had no best friend to lean on during a time of trouble. Being the go-getting that Carrie is, she decided it was about time to get one then, so she made a list (seriously!) of all the girls in our class (which was only about 15) and went through crossing off girls who either already had good friends or didn't really seem compatible with her. And apparently, I was the last gal standing! Go me! And as Paul Harvey would say, and now, you know the rest of the story!

And now, on to Yummy Banana Bread!

You'll need:
2 Cups of Flour
1 Tsp of Baking Soda
1/4 Tsp of Salt
1/2 Cup of Butter
1 Cup of Brown Sugar
2 Eggs (watch out for recalled ones!), beaten
4-5 over ripe Bananas, mashed

Heat the Oven to 350 degrees and grease your bread pan.
Cream the butter and the brown sugar, then add the eggs and bananas.
Gently fold the flour, baking soda, and salt into the wet mixture until just blended.
Pour into your bread pan and rap it on the counter a couple of times to make sure there aren't any air bubbles.
Bake for 60-65 minutes, doing a toothpick test to make sure it's finished.

To add some fun to this yummy bread, you can also add your favorite nuts, chocolate chips, or fruit; whatever you like, have fun with it!

Also, this bread along with one of our beautiful aprons make a special and personable gift! (Shameless sales plug, I know!)


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