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Banana bread

Added 10/Sep/2014

source: Recipes from Bechuanaland



Cream butter and sugar, add mashed bananas and beat well. Add beaten eggs. Sift flour and salt, and add to mixture with 1/4 tsp water in which soda has been dissolved. Beat well and lastly add baking powder. Bake in a moderate oven (about 175 degrees C) for one hour. Freezes well.

Don’t forget the rum.

Dodgy version follows.

Banana bread

bron: Village Vegan

Banana-Coconut Bread (makes 1 loaf) adapted from HomeBaking: the Artful Mix of Flour and Traditions from Around the World

Pre-heat the oven to 350 F. and butter a loaf pan. Whisk the flour, spices, baking soda, and salt together in a small bowl. In a medium bowl, cream the “butter” and sugar for several minutes. Add the rum and vinegar and mix for another minute. Starting with the banana mixture, add the banana and flour mixtures alternately, about a cup at a time. Do not over mix. When the last cup of flour is barely incorporated, use a spatula to fold the coconut in using several swift strokes. Scrape the thick batter into the prepared pan, smooth the top, and sprinkle the top generously and evenly with the demerara sugar.

Bake for 50-65 minutes, until the top is golden and a tooth pick comes out cleanly. A 9x5 loaf pan will take less time to bake than an 8x4 pan.