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Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Banana Walnut Bread - Recipe


Good morning,

My daughter presented me with two very ripe bananas and announced, "These want to be banana bread."

Of course, I couldn't disappoint two very ripe bananas or my daughter, so I made banana bread.

This Banana Walnut Bread recipe is a yeast bread, not for quick bread as are most banana bread recipes.

Enjoy this one with honey, cream cheese, or butter.

Lois

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Banana Walnut Bread - Recipe

Ingredients:

1 egg

2 T vegetable oil

2 t salt

1/4 cup brown sugar

1/2 t nutmeg

2 medium over ripe bananas mashed

1 cup warm water

3.5 cups flour

2 rounded teaspoons dry yeast

1/2 cup walnut pieces

Place all ingredients EXCEPT walnut pieces in large capacity bread machine. Set on dough cycle and turn on.

The first dough cycle on most machines is about 40 minutes. Watch the action to be sure a dough ball forms at least 1/3 way through the cycle. Add a little flour or water if necessary to get the correct consistency.

Five minutes before the first dough cycle finishes, add walnut pieces.

When first dough cycle finished, remove from machine and place in a greased bowl for first rise. Place the bowl in a warm place such a the oven with the light, but no heat turned on. If you place it out on the counter in a warm place, cover with a damp cloth. This batch required about one hour to rise. Keep in mind that the temperature in your kitchen and the mood of the yeast can change the time required for the dough to rise.

After the first rise, knead by hand to remove bubbles, divide in 6 parts, form into loaves and place in small greased loaf pans. This recipe will make two standard loaves. I am making smaller gift-size loaves here so that I can share this batch with several friends.

Place pans in oven once again - only light on, no heat - for second rise. This second rise took an hour, too.

When ready to bake, remove the loaves from the oven while you preheat the oven to 350 F.

Bake at 350 F for 35 minutes for mini loaves. For two full size loaves, bake at 350F for 45 minutes.




Yum!

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