Soooo back in May I tried making banana bread for the first time using a random recipe off the internet. It failed. Miserably. It was so awful that I erased all the photos I took of it!
While making it everything was going fine. I mean, the batter was a wee bit watery, but I put it in the oven anyway. I could tell something was wrong when it didn't rise, no matter how long I left it in the oven. Eventually I took it out, waited for it to cool, ran a knife around the edges, and flipped it over. The top came out, but the bottom was glued to the pan. Uuuugh! Ugly! It tasted okay, but looked disasterous.
When my mother and I talked about what went wrong she said, 'that's strange, the family recipe always turns out nice'. 'I didn't use the family recipe' I told her. She looked at me like I was a goose. So, for my banana bread redemption I chose to use the family recipe instead, and it worked marvelously!!
Here's my great grandmother's banana bread recipe:
Preheat Oven to: 350 degrees.
Step 1. Sift all of the dry ingredients together.
Step 2. In a large, separate bowl, cream together the sugar and butter.
Step 3. Add the beaten eggs into the sugar and butter.
Step 4. Alternately add the flour mixture, sour milk, and mashed banana into the bowl until fully incorporated.
Step 5. Add nuts (optional).
Step 6. Bake until toothpick inserted into center comes out clean. If there is even a little something on it, do not take the bread out!! Mine cooked for a whopping 90 minutes before it was done!
I felt like crying it was so beautiful! I'll continue to use this recipe in the future; my mother told me it's never failed her! That photo is so vogue!!
Happy baking! :)
Hi my name is Emilee and I am a kinesiology undergraduate student. These are my adventures as a young adult living in Milwaukee. Here I will share my experiences as I navigate through college. Thanks for stopping by!