Monday, February 20, 2012

Banana Bread

Why is it that the only time people make banana bread is when they are left with very ripe bananas? It's unfortunate that banana bread is very often an after thought, something you do with brown bananas. Banana bread is so quick and easy, it deserve more attention.

I recently made a delicious and healthy banana bread, which I planned before the bananas went south. The healthy side is due in part to using whole wheat pastry flour. The delicious part is all banana. Go buy some bananas and give it a try.

Banana Bread Day is February 23rd

Banana Bread

1 cup brown sugar

¼ cup butter, softened

3 ripe bananas, mashed

½ cup sour cream

1 large egg

1 egg white

2 cups whole wheat pastry flour

1 teaspoon baking soda

½ teaspoon salt

cooking spray

Preheat oven to 350. Combine sugar and butter in a large bowl until well blended. Add bananas, sour cream and eggs. Mix well. Combine four, baking soda and salt in a bowl. Stir well. Add the flour to the banana mixture. Stir until well blended. Pour into a 9 inch loaf pan which has been coated with cooking spray. Bake for 1 hour or until done.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Peppermint Patty

If you love peppermint and dark chocolate, then you must adore peppermint patties. You can thank Henry C. Kessler of The York Cone Company for this love affair.

In 1940, Henry Kessler wanted to expand on the ice cream cones that were made at The York Cone Company and came up with The York Peppermint Patty. The original was firm and crisp and was an immediate hit.

February 11th is Peppermint Patty Day