Last night I decided to do something with the three old bananas I had on the counter. I haven’t baked Banana Bread in who knows how long so I decided to try it out. The first recipe I consulted required buttermilk and I didn’t want to go to the store at 9:00 at night, so I looked for another one.
I remembered that the very first time I learned to make banana bread was from this one cookbook I got when I was a kid. My Grandma Chapman taught me and my cousin Zach how to bake that day. I think it was the only domestic thing I ever did with her. 🙂 She taught me that in the depression you didn’t waste eggs and I had to scoop the extra egg white out of each shell. That didn’t help me when I worked at a camp and had to crack a bunch of eggs really quickly- they didn’t seem to care about saving egg whites.
Back to my story…
I found my cookbook, “Alpha-Bakery Children’s Cookbook”
There is a recipe for every letter of the alphabet, and the banana bread recipe didn’t need buttermilk (I was trying to remember how long I’ve had this book- it was published in ’87 and I think I got it in ’89- 5th grade)! I even used my high altitude baking conversions courtesy of a newspaper clipping and I created this: