Share a Recipe Sunday – Aug 2

This is a recipe that most of my family loves (the only one who doesn’t can’t have bananas because of her allergy). AND it makes 2 loaves, which is always a plus for our family.

Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

1 cup Butter
2 cups Sugar
2 Eggs
6 Very Ripe Bananas
3 Cups Flour (I use half whole wheat, half white)
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
2 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup chocolate chips
1/2 cup chopped walnuts

Preheat over to 350 degrees. Lightly grease 2 9 x 5 inch loaf pans. In a large bowl cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Stir in the eggs one at a time, beating after each addition. Stir in bananas. Mix together the flour, salt, baking powder and baking soda (I use a whisk). Blend the flour mixture into the banana mixture, stirring just enough to combine. Fold in the chips and walnuts.

Bake at 350 until a toothpick inserted into the center of the load comes out clean, 50 -75 minutes. Cool in the pan for 20 minutes. Remove then cool completely on a wire rack.


A married woman must often leave God at the altar in order to find Him in her housework ~~St. Francis of Rome

Share a Recipe Sunday — April 26

Did you ever want to bake a loaf of bread but you are afraid of failing? Well I have a recipe that is nearly fool proof that I have been using for two years. This is a great versatile bread. It can be made half white flour and half whole wheat to sneak some of those whole grains in.

Amish White Bread

2 Cups Warm Water (110 degrees)
2/3 cup white sugar (you can use half of this and it works well)
1 1/2 tablespoon active dry yeast
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1/4 cup oil
6 cups bread flour (or 6 cups regular flout with 4 tablespoons gluten added)

In a large bowl, dissolve sugar in warm water and then stir in yeast. Allow to proof until yeast resembles a creamy foam.

Mix salt and oil into yeast. Mix in flour one cup at a time. Knead dough on a lightly floured surface until smooth. Place in a well oiled bowl. Turn dough to coat. Cover with a damp cloth. Allow to rise until doubled, about an hour.

Punch dough down. Knead for a few minutes and divide in half. Shape into loaves and place into well oiled 9 x 5 inch loaf pans. Allow to rise for 30 minutes or until dough rises 1 inch above pans.

Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes. (Bread will sound hollow when tapped on.)

And you entire house will smell wonderful!