Tuesday, August 09, 2005

A Note to my Secret Pal

Hi Secret Pal! I will gladly send you some lace....how about a bookmark and a butterfly pin? Leave your name and address and they are all yours! tee hee hee

Well since I can not send you some Banana Cake, I can leave my recipe so that you can make it yourself! Not the same, I know - but I don't think that it would taste very good if I mailed it to you.....would probably break some import laws also since its organic material thats not pre-packaged and sealed! LOL

Kimberly's Banana Cake
(This was a recipe from my Great-Grandmother Eva Hale Bell Williams)

1/2 Cup Crisco      1.5 Cup of Sugar
2 Eggs                  3 Ripe Bananas (the browner the better)
1 tsp vanilla           2 Cup Flour
1 tsp baking soda  4 tbsp Sour Milk (add a little vinegar to non-sour milk)

Pre-heat oven to 350° and Grease and Flour a 9 x 13 pan

Cream Crisco and Sugar together. Add the eggs & bananas and mix well. Combine Flour & Soda together in a seperate bowl and alternate adding to the batter with the sour milk. Mix all of the ingredients together well.

Bake for 30-40 minutes

While good enough to eat without frosting, adding some Buttercream frosting makes it a delicious treat that everyone will enjoy!

My Buttercream Frosting - A box of powder sugar, a stick of margerine, a tsp of vanilla and add milk until you achieve the consistancy that you desire! Leftover frosting is great for Graham Crackers :)

Psst - I just pulled the cake out of the oven - the smell is wonderful!

Note: This cake does not rise that far - it is more of a dense moist cake! You did not do anything wrong! :)

Note # 2: Crisco is a dense solid vegetable shortening...along the lines of lard I guess, but a lot healthier - Crisco is billed as a healthier ingredient than butter or margarine! I can not find it in Europe, so I had a friend bring me some! I do not know what exactly to use as an alternative for those who can not find this - sorry! Anyone have any suggestions?


Faith said...

Yum!! I have to try that one. Would I hurt it if I subbed 1/2 cup of whole wheat flour and maybe cut the sugar back, just a little?? Heresy, I know ...

Jessi said...

Mmmmmmm....thank you so much for sharing this! I am gonna try this. I think I might have to share a receipe on my blog. Banana Split cake....super easy and super good!

MrsFife said...

What is Crisco, please?

Kimberly said...

Faith - I am not sure the outcome of changing the ingedients a bit - you can always try it!

Misfit - Crisco is an All-Vegetable Solid Shortening. It is a healthier alternative to butter or mararine. I had mine imported from the US....not sure what to use as an alternative - anyone?

Julie said...

Ah that looks delicious though I have to confess, I only use butter for baking so I'll be subbing that and I prefer buttermilk to sour milk. An alternative to frosting is to sprinkle a few tablespoons of sugar over the batter before you bake. It makes a lovely crunchy sparkly crust :)

Anonymous said...

I have to say, Kimberly, you've really made my day today! I've had a rough week, and I still haven't heard from my SP. :(

Beware of your promise of sending me lace! You may just end up with my name and address (in October of course) and a little extra cash to buy me some! I especially love the butterflies...

I can't wait to try out that recipe - I'm printing it out right now...Will let you know how it turns out!


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