Wednesday, August 1, 2007

Happy Birthday, Future Father George!

Haha... I realized that when I typed in this title it looked like I was wishing a priest happy birthday, or someone who's waiting on the birth of a baby. This man is neither, George is Andrew's father and my future father-in-law! He's turning 51 (I think) today, so to celebrate I'm baking him a little something sweet for him and the boys to enjoy. Sorry Marg, this isn't diabetic-friendly, but if you'd like to place an order through the bakery, I can make you your very own! Could be for the Civic Holiday, or something!

This recipe is a slight variation on the ones I sell through my bakery. I can't be giving away all my secrets!!!
The Bumblebee's Banana Bread
1/3 c sugar
1/3 c brown sugar
1/3 c shortening
1 tsp vanilla
1 c flour
1 c whole wheat flour
pinch salt
2 tsp baking powder
¼ tsp baking soda
2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp nutmeg
1 cup mashed bananas (about 3 large)

  1. Cream shortening and sugars.
  2. Add vanilla.
  3. Mix dry ingredients, add alternately with mashed bananas to sugar mixture.
  4. Pour into prepared loaf pan.
  5. Bake 50 minutes at 350F.
  6. Let cool in pan 10 minutes, unmould onto wire rack and cool completely.

Happy Birthday to everyone celebrating out there!!