Updates :D 01/30/2011
Hello to all my dezign darlings ;) I hope you've had a chance to see the new things I've posted in the "new dezigns" page! Ive been working on some valentine's projects to put up for the holidays as well!

Now getting away from knitting for a bit, i would love to put up one of my all time favorite comfort recipes for you to try out! Its a delicious Southern Banana Nut Bread (the nuts are optional) with a mouth watering banana frosting on top!
Enjoy and please keep me posted on your results! Toodles and HAPPY BAKING...

You will need:
1/2 cup of butter flavored shortening (you can use regular shortening and add butter flavor if you wish)
1-1/2 cups sugar
2 eggs
1 cup mashed ripe bananas (2 or 3 medium sized)
1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
2 cups of self-rising flour
1/2 cup of buttermilk (to improvise you can use regular milk and add 2 teaspoons of lemon juice)
3/4 cup of pecans (optional)
1/4 cup mashed banana
1/2 cup of butter (softened but not melted)
1-1/4 cup of confectioners sugar
1 teaspoon lemon juice (you can add more if the consistency is to hard to spread)

In a large bowl, cream shortening and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs. Blend in bananas and vanilla. Add flour alternately with buttermilk, beating well after each addition. Fold in pecans.
  • Pour into two greased 8-in. x 4-in. loaf pans. Bake at 350° for 45-55 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool in pan for 10 minutes before removing to a wire rack; cool completely.
  • For topping, combine the banana, confectioners' sugar and lemon juice; spread over loaves. Sprinkle with pecans. I HOPE YOU ENJOY IT!!!!!!!



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