Tuesday, August 30, 2011

BANANA BREAD FOR TEA TIME



Over the weekend I thought about easy recipes to teach children how to bake and banana bread came to my mind.  For those of you who want to teach your children to bake and cook  (or your grandchildren) it would be fun if they had a little notebook of their very own where they could put the recipes that they are learning to use!  Maybe the first project could be designing a special notebook cover with "My First Recipes"!






Banana bread is so easy using 3 dark bananas that have been getting old on the counter!  It is very inexpensive and economical for your family!


Here is the recipe:


First, turn the oven on and preheat to 350 degrees. You will need the following: 1 1/2 cups sifted all purpose flour, 2 tsp baking powder, 1/2 tsp baking soda, 1/3 cup vegetable shortening, 3/4 cup sugar, 2 eggs and the 3 ripe bananas.  I also added 3/4 cup chopped walnuts.


Sift flour, baking powder and baking soda onto wax paper.  Grease and flour a 9 x 5 x 3 inch baking pan. 


Beat shortening, sugar and eggs in a large bowl with a mixer until fluffy.  Stir in the mashed bananas.  Stir flour mix into banana mix and blend until moist - then add chopped walnuts.


Bake for 50 minutes on 350 degrees - be prepared to cover with foil if browning to much on top!  Insert a toothpick in the center and when tooth pick comes out clean you know it is done!  Cool.






This is an idea for a notebook which could be used for recipes!





And speaking of Grandchildren - here's my precious little Lily showing her picture she made of her recent trip to Florida! She is wearing tiger ears so she can cheer the Mizzou Tigers football team with her Daddy!










13 comments:

A Brit in Tennessee said...

Ooh, how I love banana bread !
Yours looks delicious, I'll be trying the recipe :)
Thank you for sharing...
~Jo

Johanna said...

Hello Bernideen,
that Banana bread looks scrumptious. Nice idea to teach children how to bake. It is such a fun and they feel good with such skills. I always adore your wonderful rose china.
Best greetings, Johanna

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hello Bernideen,
Your china is lovely; especially like the teapot. And I love the 'tea' pot in your garden in your previous post. Banana bread is a favourite of mine. Lovely post! Thanks for joining me for tea today and have a delightful day.

Blessings,
Sandi

Antiques And Teacups said...

Banana bread is a favorite...a great way to use extras and a super idea as a baking tool with kids. My kids used to love baking banana bread...but loved eating it warm from the oven even more! Great tea table scape as well!
Ruth

parTea lady said...

Your china is so pretty, especially that teapot. I love banana bread and make it often using my Mom's recipe. Great notebook idea too.

HHL said...

Oh my dear this is so creative! We have our God Daughter (she is 6) coming for a few days... this would be a great project to do with her...thaks for the great idea!! xo HHL

Lavender Cottage said...

Hello Bernideen
I haven't had banana bread with my afternoon tea for a long time and I do like it. The bananas seem to get eaten before they get too ripe since hubby retired so maybe I'll check the store for reduced ones when I shop.
The row of birdies on the branch beside the light switch caught my eye - it's really cute.
Judith

Lady Linda said...

Great idea! I'm babysitting my niece tomorrow and maybe it's time to start that recipe book with her! You solved my problem! See ya tomorrow on Teacup Thursday
Linda

Angela McRae said...

The notebook for children is a great idea, and of course I always love seeing your beautiful teawares! You never seem to run out of things to delight us!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

I love Banana Bread with my tea. Beautiful tea setting. Thanks for sharing.

Jocelyn @
http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com

yvettesblogs.com said...

A truly beautiful recipe book for my first recipes and banana bread is defiantely a great one for kids to start with.I love your teaset and the line of sparrows on your wall...a moment of loveliness.#20yvette

Martha said...

Bernideen -- I love banana bread -- it's a great tea time treat!

Rizzi said...

A SLICE OF BANANA BREAD TOASTED, WITH MARMALADE IS SO DELICIOUS. MY GRANDKIDS LOVE TO BAKE, THEY BAKE CAKES, COOKIES CUP CAKES, MONKEY BREAD, AND MORE. THEY HELP THEIR MOM BAKE COOKIES AT CHRISTMAS. I LOVE YOUR ROSE TEA POT, SO LOVELY.
HAVE A NICE DAY, RIZZI