Making Banana Bread for GrandpaPosted: January 8, 2012
We’re going to see Grandpa and decided to make some banana bread. I go the ole Joy of Cooking route with a couple of tweaks:
Preheat oven to 350
1 3/4 C all-purpose flour (I use half whole wheat, half all-purpose)
2 1/4 tsp double-acting baking powder
1/2 tsp salt (I skip)
Sift above ingredients together (anyway you choose to sift!)
1/3 C shortening
2/3 C sugar (I use 1/4 C)
3/4 tsp grated lemon rind (I use 1 tsp)
Beat in 1-2 eggs and 1- 1 1/4 C ripe, mashed banana (mashing the banana is the BEST part)
Add sifted ingredients to the egg mixture in increments and stir (or smoosh) until smooth.
Top with cream cheese and enjoy!!