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Old 01-03-2008, 05:32 PM   #1
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English Toffee Banana Bread

Here is banana bread that is a hit in our house.
Enjoy! Debbie

English Toffee Banana Bread



2 cup(s) BANANAS; Ripe, Mashed.
1/4 cup(s) CRISCO; Shortening.
1/2 cup(s) BUTTER; Softened.
1 1/2 cup(s) SUGAR
4 EGGS
1 1/2 teaspoon(s) VANILLA
3 cup(s) FLOUR
1 1/2 teaspoon(s) BAKING SODA
1 1/2 teaspoon(s) SALT
1/2 teaspoon(s) CINNAMON
1 cup(s) ENGLISH TOFFEE BITS; Plus 2 Tablespoons.
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In a mixing bowl cream together the butter, shortening and sugar.
Add the eggs and vanilla and mix until creamy.
Blend in mashed bananas until mixed well.
In a separate bowl combine the flour, baking soda, salt and cinnamon.
Slowly add the dry ingredients into the creamed mixture.
Stir in 1 cup toffee bits.
Pour batter into 2 greased loaf pans.
Sprinkle 1 tablespoon each of toffee bits over each loaf and bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour or until done.
Cool in pan for 10 minutes.
Remove bread from pan to a wire rack to finish cooling.
Makes 2 loaves.
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Old 01-03-2008, 07:10 PM   #2
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That looks really good and I'd love to make it, but unfortunately all my toffee candies are covered in chocolate. Will make it soon, though.
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Old 01-04-2008, 10:03 AM   #3
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That looks really good and I'd love to make it, but unfortunately all my toffee candies are covered in chocolate. Will make it soon, though.
I buy the bag of Heath English Toffee Bites and they are covered with chocolate so you will be fine.
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Old 01-04-2008, 11:36 AM   #4
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this cake looks so yum, i am a big fan of banana bread - little tip add half teaspoon of rum to mix and the cake will last for days!
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Old 01-04-2008, 01:36 PM   #5
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Well dang. Wish I'd seen this before I made banana bread yesterday. RATS.

Hey kitchengoddess, the addition of rum sounds lovely, but honestly, banana bread never has the chance to last for more than a day or so around here.
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Good tip, Thanks.

Enjoy!
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This sounds good!

If you want to make your own toffee, it's really easy. Mix 1 cup butter, 1 cup sugar, 1/2 cup slivered almonds, 1 T corn syrup, and 1 T water in a heavy saucepan over medium-high heat. Stir and continue to cook until it's a shade darker than light brown suger (roughly 15 minutes should do it). Then pour it onto a cookie sheet and spread it to all the edges with the back of a wooden spoon. Stick it in the fridge to harden, and you're done! An easy solution if you don't want chocolate on your toffee for this recipe.
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This sounds good!

If you want to make your own toffee, it's really easy. Mix 1 cup butter, 1 cup sugar, 1/2 cup slivered almonds, 1 T corn syrup, and 1 T water in a heavy saucepan over medium-high heat. Stir and continue to cook until it's a shade darker than light brown suger (roughly 15 minutes should do it). Then pour it onto a cookie sheet and spread it to all the edges with the back of a wooden spoon. Stick it in the fridge to harden, and you're done! An easy solution if you don't want chocolate on your toffee for this recipe.
This sounds great... Thanks!
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Old 02-02-2008, 09:06 PM   #9
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I hope someone can answer this for me... soon!.. I REALLY want to make this bread tonight, but my only bread pan is at a friends house. Is there ANY way i can make this in my bread machine???
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Look in your cabinet and see if you have another pan with a different shape that has the same volume as your bread pan. Use it instead. I do that all the time just to "mix" things up a bit.
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