Back to the Homeplace begins in the first chapter with a family dinner. It ends with plans for a Homeplace Country Inn. Recipes play an important role in the family life we are sharing. Starting today, a blog post "A Wednesday Recipe" will be added here - sharing recipes from our family, and perhaps adding a few you want to recommend, as well. This will be ordinary farm food, not gourmet food recipes.
We are going to start with our family Banana Bread recipe. I've actually made this one, myself. It was awful, because my wife was out of town, and I used baking soda instead of baking powder. I helped her make it recently, and it was fine - with her calling the shots!
3 1/2 cup flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
4 teaspoons cream of tartar
2 cups banana pulp
1 teaspoon salt
2/3 cup shortening
1 1/3 cup sugar
4 eggs, well beaten
Sift flour, soda, tarter and salt. Cream shortening well & beat in sugar. Add eggs, mixing well. Mash ripe bananas, as soon as peeled with a silver fork - 3 to 4 ripe bananas yield 1 cup. Add flour alternately with banana - mixing well after each addition. Turn into greasing loaf pans & bake in moderate oven (350 degrees F) one hour or until done. Yields 2 loaves.
Comments welcomed. Note that you have a recipe you think I should include, as well; we can exchange by email.
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William Leverne Smith
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