Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Fresh From The Oven


Been getting into a routine of baking banana bread every week.


A few years back I found a good recipe in Fanny Farmer cookbook.


It is very easy to make and always (knock wood) turns out well.


I usually add 'things' to it, like different nuts and flavouring.


The last batch I made I added orange zest and shredded filberts.
And topped them off with sliced almonds.


The best part of this routine (besides devouring them) is that the 
kitchen smells like a bakery afterwards.


Here's the recipe click here-----easy peasy!


I use half whole wheat flour and sometimes all whole wheat and they come out just as well as with all white flour. Enjoy!













29 comments:

  1. Looks good Jim.

    I had to look up what 'filberts' were as I thought you had sprinked french fries on top of your lovely cakes.

    How come you and Ronnie are so skinny?

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    1. They are also called 'hazelnuts' Chris. Skinny? Well, I guess we move around a lot and do eat in moderation....at least we try.

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  2. Geez, you bake too? You gonna make a good wife one day, Jim.
    m.

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    1. Now that is a goal to have! I'll never be that good, Marky Mark!

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  3. looks lovely...have to try the recipe

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    1. I should mention that the recipe makes ONE loaf.......so I double everything.

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  4. My tummy just gave a huge grumble when I saw that picture. The bread looks so good.

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    1. Now if you were closer you could have dropped by for 'tea'. It is good and easy to make.

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  5. Oh this sounds yummy! I love banana bread! I really love your canisters in the background!

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    1. It is! I got the canisters last year while out 'thrifting' one day.

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  6. WOW! This looks wonderful! Do you accept Paypal? lol

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    1. Actually I do, Bobbi! lol But for you........no charge!!!

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  7. Mmm...looks delicious and I'll bet it smells heavenly. My husband bakes yeast bread and it's better than any we can buy.

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    1. So your hubby makes the 'real' mccoy! M-M-M that gives me an idea......lol

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  8. That looks delicious, and your canisters are awesome.
    This reminds me that, during college finals, we used to go to the local bakery for their chocolate-chip banana bread. We were thrilled when they published a cookbook, including that recipe!

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    1. So every time you make them you are taken back to those times. Nice!
      I just happened upon those canisters one day at a thrift shop.

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  9. Yum! I have my mother's Fanny Farmer cookbook - it's been used to pieces!

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  10. Mmmmm... I could smell it all the way to Kingston, Ontario. You must be a remarkable baker, Jim, for me to be able to do that. It sure looks good. I'll have to try this recipe out for my gang. Thanks for sharing it!

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    1. Remarkable? Not quite, but I used to watch and help my Mom quite a bit in the kitchen,,,,she was a great teacher and good baker.

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  11. Oh, good Lord, those look delicious!! I may have drooled on my keyboard a little there... ;-)

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    1. You teachers are all alike!! lol

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  12. Oh your killing me! Wouldn't you know I just started a no flour no sugar diet :( I'll just gaze lovingly at these pictures and drool all over myself!

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    1. Jen! Got an idea! Make it gluten free! Don't need the sugar because the bananas are sweet enough. There you go....no excuses not to make it. lol

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  13. Oh my good heavens. What a yummy treat to make every week. I want to move in! Ask Sophie if there is room for me, ok?

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    1. Sophie says that we will make room for Becky!!

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  14. You're officially hired!!!
    :)~
    HUGZ

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