Saturday, January 26, 2008

The Loaf of glory

This week we made "the loaf of glory." It's a Caribbean banana bread that is very moist, more like plum pudding (especially since we make it with an extra banana). We let the bananas get VERY ripe before making this. Here's the recipe:

1/2 cup softened butter
1/3 cup sugar
1/3 cup brown sugar
2 tablespoons milk
a pinch of salt
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 cup raisins
1 egg
1/3 cup chopped pecans
1 cup whole-wheat flour
3 large bananas
1 teaspoon vanilla

In a large bowl, beat the butter and sugars together with a wooden spoon. Beat the egg and milk together in a cup and add to the butter and sugar mixture. In a separate bowl, mix together flour, salt, baking powder and nutmeg. Add the raisins and pecans. Add this mixture to the first mixture. In another bowl, peel and mash the bananas, mix in vanilla. Stir the mixture into the batter. Then pour into a loaf pan. Bake for one hour at 350 degrees.

We usually eat this with a fork on a plate, because it is so moist.

Recipe adapted from The Usborne Children's World
Cookbook (with our own modifications)

1 comment:

  1. Yummy! We will have to try that beings bananas and pecans are some of my favs!