Banana Bread

My mother and father visited this past weekend.  My mom has been collecting cookbooks, and she always finds the most interesting cookbooks particularly about tea. One of these cookbooks is from Alice’s Tea Cup in New York City.  After reading only a couple of pages of the cookbook, I know I would LOVE this place.  There are three stores or “chapters”, owned and ran by two sisters.  From their book, they seem like so much fun! and lovely individuals.  Plus they love fairy wings and glitter; my kind of people!

But after flipping through the book, my mom and I decided to make this banana bread during our afternoon together.  We cooked this after eating a cupcake at Gigi’s Cupcakes, so my mind was on cupcakes.  This would be a perfect batter for a cupcake base!!!  But more on that later!  For afternoon tea, I would cut the bread and spread a little of whipped cream in better two slices.  The bread is deliciously decadent and sweet and wonderful with English Breakfast!!  Perfect for a tiny “fairy” sandwich!  A dash of cinnamon as garnish and away we go through the looking glass!

Sue’s Magical Banana Bread
Courtesy of Alice’s Tea Cup

7 very ripe bananas
3 cups sugar
2 ¼ cups vegetable oil
5 eggs
3 ¾ cups flour
3 teaspoons baking soda
2 teaspoons cinnamon
2 teaspoons kosher salt

Preheat oven to 325 degrees.  Lightly butter and flour 2-3 loaf pans.  (I used just cooking spray, and the loaves did not come out well!)  Mash the bananas with a fork in a medium bowl and set aside.  Mix together the sugar, oil, eggs in a large mixing bowl, being careful not to whip.  In another bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, and kosher salt.  Slowly add the dry ingredients into the egg mixture, mixing to combine.  Then fold in the bananas with a spatula.  Pour the batter into 2-3 loaf pans to 2/3s full. (I filled the pans too full and had a mess!) Bake for 1 hours – 1 ½ hour.  Check every 10 minutes after the first hour until a toothpick comes out clean.  Let them cool in the pan for 10 minutes.

Freezes well.  Makes 2-3 loaves.  Garnish with whipped cream and cinnamon.

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3 Responses to Banana Bread

  1. elaine Atkins says:

    This babana bread was so wonderful! So moist and sweet! I can imagine it was fabulous with whipping cream! I ate mine warm and wow! I want to visit that tea room and sample all their goodies!!

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