Lately, my thoughts have been consumed with recipes from my childhood. I love trying new recipes and I regularly seek them out, but sometimes you just want the familiar.
My little boy is having trouble eating right now because he has his first loose tooth. Yesterday, Mallory and I decided that we'd make his favorite food in the whole world (next to pizza). Banana Bread. It's also very soft, so he'd be able to eat it without any discomfort.
Mallory couldn't wait to tell him what we'd made for him and he was so very happy and asked if I'd put some in his lunch today. I was happy to do so.
I might have to stalk the produce section for black bananas for the next 6 years because I'm told this losing teeth business goes on for years!
This is the recipe I grew up with that my Mom made.
Grandma's Banana Bread
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup Crisco
3 tbsp buttermilk
3 large bananas, mashed
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
2 cups flour
Cream the sugar and shortening together. Add well eaten eggs, buttermilk and other ingredients in order given. Put in greased pan and bake for 1 hour at 350 degrees.