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Old 02-04-2008, 11:08 AM   #1
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My favorite banana bread

Being a collector of cookbooks, this one I've had for a hundred years. It's called The Happy Cook. It seems to be one of those Chamber of Commerce type cookbooks.
This recipe is from a lady who's last name is Allsgood.
I just noticed her name and think it's appropo for this wonderful easy tasty banana bread that I've been making for about 30 years.

A client of mine wanted to borrow a cookbook to get ideas for appetizers for a party she was soon to have. She mentioned this while I was cutting her hair one day. I'd remembered several good sounding appetizers/tappa's from reading this one over and over so I told her if she promised not to lose it, I'd let her borrow it [for a couple of days] to check out those recipes. She had it for months, literally months. It's the very cookbook this banana bread recipe lives in. I was panicked, called her [again] asking for it, and told her " I was coming to her house toda , to get it". That's just what I did, never lent a cookbook again.

I do deviate from it a bit as my love doesn't care for nuts and the sugar called for is too much so I lessen that too, plus as you'll see, it calls for margarine but I use oil, don't like the consistency of margarine but do use same amount of canola oil. Today, I tossed in 2 T corn meal, just "because" I could...
But it's otherwise as follows:

Banana Bread
1 loaf pan, buttered and cinnamoned sugared.
350 oven 40 minutes

1/2 cup margarine
1 t soda
1 t baking powder
pinch salt
1 c sugar
1/2 c chopped nuts
1 1/2 c flour
2 eggs
3-4 mashed ripe bananas

Mix marg/eggs/sugar/then add dry ingreds that you've sifted together. Mix in your mixer, then add your bananas and nuts. Pour into a prepared loaf pan [after I butter the loaf, I put cinnamon sugar in there and toss it around.
Add the batter, cinnamon sugar on top of it before baking.
Let cool before slicing since it's very moist.

*No where on this cookbook is a copyright.
Still and all, I changed the name of it by omitting a word and the spelling of the recipe originators name, just in case.
Plus, as I mentioned, the way I make this is now my recipe as I don't follow this one to the rule.

It's always gotten very pleasant remarks when it's been eaten by folks that have come over, so for that reason, I'm sharing with you.

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Old 02-04-2008, 11:20 AM   #2
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I love the idea of using sugar and cinnamon on the pan! Yummy.

I always use sugar on my cake pans instead of flour but had never thought of adding cinnamon. Thank you!
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Old 02-04-2008, 11:56 AM   #3
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< hint> Idealy walnuts as the Chopped nuts if your baking it for me :) < /hint>
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Old 02-04-2008, 03:11 PM   #4
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Oh I know about the walnuts, but like I say, the husband doesn't care for nuts in this or any quick bread so I omit.
I had to have the first little tiny slice to make sure it was good and I love what the addition of the corn meal did to it, just punched it up/added a bite to it a bit.
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MMM, I might add this to the list! I will have to omit nuts as well.
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Old 02-07-2008, 08:38 PM   #6
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Hey Laurie, just remember to add the corn meal if you do, it's a fun little bit of something different, not to the flavor, but adds a bit of the smallest little bite to it that's unexpected.
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LEFSElover....yum! My son & I are enjoying pieces of your banana bread right now. We substituted dark chocolate chips instead of nuts because we love chocolate!! Thanks for the recipe!!
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Old 02-16-2008, 08:19 PM   #8
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What temperature and how long do you cook banana bread for?....
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Old 02-16-2008, 09:21 PM   #9
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Nevermind...
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Yum! Loves walnuts in it but once had it with peanut butter chips and chocolate chips in it instead. Was interesting.
Thanks for the recipe!
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