Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Banana Bread

This is the best banana bread I've ever made. Thanks again, allrecipes:) I added topping and it was wonderful (and easy for picky husbands who hate nuts to pick off).

2 C Flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 C butter
3/4 C brown sugar
2 eggs
2 1/3 C mashed banana (I used 4 bananas, but lots of people used 5)

Prehead oven 350. Grease 9x5 bread pan. Combine dry ingredients in a bowl. Cream butter and sugar (I cheated and did mine in the kitchenaid, worked great). "Stir" in eggs and then banana. "Stir" in flour gradually just until mixed. Pour into pan and bake for 60-65 minutes. Cool 10 minutes. Then turn out on rack.


1/4 C brown sugar
3 T Flour
2 T Butter
1/3 C chopped Walnuts.

I just mixed this together with a fork until it formed crumbs and I dumped it onto the bread 30 minutes into cooking. I still had to cover it with tin foil at the end to keep it from burning, so probably 15 min would do it!

Monday, November 05, 2007

Garlic Breadsticks

K, I just got this off of allrecipes, but they turned out really nicely.

1 1/8 cups water (70 to 80 degrees F)
2 tablespoons olive or canola oil
3 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
2 tablespoons sugar
3 teaspoons garlic powder
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
3/4 teaspoon minced fresh basil
3 cups bread flour
2 teaspoons active dry yeast
1 tablespoon butter or stick margarine, melted

In bread machine pan, place the first nine ingredients in order suggested by manufacturer. Select dough setting (check dough after 5 minutes of mixing; add 1 to 2 tablespoons of water or flour if needed). When cycle is completed, turn dough onto a lightly floured surface. Divide into 20 portions. Shape each into a ball; roll each into a 9-in. rope. Place on greased baking sheets. Cover and let rise in a warm place for 40 minutes or until doubled. Bake at 350 degrees F for 18-22 minutes or until golden brown. Remove to wire racks. Brush warm breadsticks with butter
*So, I made mine in the Kitchenaid instead of the bread machine. I just mixed the dry ingredients together in a bowl except for the yeast. I put the water and oil in the mixer and then took out a third of the dry ingredients and mixed it with the RapidRise yeast and dumped it into the water while it mixed with the dough hook. Then I added the rest of the dry ingredients slowly. I was also out of parmesan cheese, so I just did without and they were still good. I rubbed a stick of butter over the top while they were still warm and yum!

GARLIC BUTTER: (I didn't try this, but next time...)

1 cup butter, softened
1 tablespoon minced garlic
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1 tablespoon garlic salt
1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/4 teaspoon ground paprika

In a small bowl, combine softened butter, minced garlic and parmesan cheese. Season with garlic salt, Italian seasoning, pepper and paprika. Mix until smooth.