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My Best Banana- Peanut Butter Bread February 25, 2013

Filed under: baking,RECIPES — lespetitesbouchees @ 9:36 pm
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Ingredients:

1 3/4 c flour

1-1 1/2 cup sugar (depending on how sweet you like it)

1 tbsp baking soda

1/2 tsp salt

3 large very ripe bananas, mashed ( I use a potato masher)

2 eggs

1/4 c peanut butter

1/2 c crisco shortening

1/4 c sour cream

cooking spray

Using two bowls, mix wet ingredients in one bowl, dry ingredients in the other bowl.  Add dry to wet a little at a time to make sure all is combined well.  While all ingredients should be well combined, I like to leave my bananas a little chunky.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Pour batter into greased loaf pan.  Bake at 350 for 50 minutes to an hour or until a knife inserted comes out clean.  Let cool on baking rack, slice and enjoy!

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One Bowl, One Wooden Spoon Bread December 26, 2012

Filed under: baking,RECIPES — lespetitesbouchees @ 7:31 pm
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This is an incredibly easy and delicious bread that I recommend you all try!

Ingredients:

3/4 c warm water

1 package active dry yeast(make sure it is still good by looking at the date)

1 tsp salt

1 1/2 tbsp sugar

1 tbsp shortening

1/2 c milk

3c all purpose flour

In a large bowl add warm tap water and slowly stir in the yeast until dissolved.Add salt, sugar, shortening and milk and stir.

Mix in 2c flour.  If needed, add more flour 1/4 c at a time until dough forms a ball.

Turn out dough onto a floured surface making sure that you scrape out the bowl.

Knead, adding small amounts of flour until the dough is soft and smooth…NOT STICKY!!!!

Butter the bowl and place the dough in it turning it until it is coated.  Cover, I like to use a plate, and let rise in a warm place, I use my oven, for one hour.

Punch down dough, turn it out onto a floured surface and knead about one minute.

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

Form dough into a loaf shape and set in greased loaf pan.  I use one that I purchased from The Pampered Chef.  cover and let rise for 30 minutes.

Using a sharp knife or kitchen shears cut three slashes into the top of the loaf.

Bake for 45 minutes or until golden brown and when the loaf is tapped, it sounds hollow.

Turn out loaf onto a rack and let cool.