#10 on the list of Top Neighbor Christmas Gifts
Okay, so I know this isn’t very original – but it is one of my VERY FAVORITE things to receive from neighbors (hint, hint to my neighbors). I don’t care what kind, sweet bread, wheat bread, white bread, rolls, breadsticks – whatever – I just LOVE bread, and I am sure your neighbors will as well!
My mom and dad always made home-made banana bread to give to their neighbors. It is DELICIOUS – crispy on the outside and soft and yummy on the inside. You can feel special because I am sharing their recipe with you.
Roger and Pam’s Banana Bread
Yield: 4 loaves
3/4 cup butter
3/4 cup butter flavored shortening
3 cups sugar
8 mashed bananas
2 tsp. vanilla
4 cups sifted flour
2 tsp. baking soda
1 1/2 tsp. salt
1 cup buttermilk
1 1/2 cups pecans or walnuts (optional)
Preheat oven to 325. Cream butter and sugar thoroughly. Add bananas, eggs and vanilla. Sift baking soda, salt and flour into the banana mixture, alternating with the buttermilk, stir. Add nuts and mix well. Pour batter into greased and floured loaf pans. Bake at 325 for about 1 hour and 15 minutes. Be sure to check with a toothpick as it gets close (you don’t want it too dry or too wet). Cool in pan 10 minutes then turn onto cooling rack.
*Thanks mom for sharing, and Sharee for the bread in the picture (another favorite)