Why This Blog?
Come in and make yourself at home. I'm so happy to be able to share my recipes here with you.
I bake mostly cookies, quick breads, muffins and scones -- sometimes pie, sometimes cake, but nothing too fancy. I prefer simple recipes that call for ingredients that I already have in my kitchen.
These are the recipes I will share with you. They come from family and friends, magazine clippings saved through the years, favorite cookbooks, and other blogs.
I'm so glad you came to visit. Enjoy your stay!
Saturday, February 18, 2012
Macadamia and Coconut Banana Bread
Coconut and Macadamia Nut Banana Bread
Recipe adapted from Gourmet Magazine.
2-1/4 cups flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
3/4 cups (1-1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
1/2 cup sugar
1 cup brown sugar
1-1/2 tsp vanilla
3 large eggs
1 TB freshly grated lemon zest
1-1/3 cups mashed banana (about 3 large)
3 TB sour cream
3/4 cup chopped macadamia nuts
1 cup sweetened, flaked coconut, toasted lightly and cooled
Preheat oven to 350-F. Grease and flour (or use PAM spray for baking) a 9x5x3-inch loaf pan.
In a medium bowl, whisk together dry ingredients.
In a large bowl, cream the butter and sugars. Beat in vanilla and zest. Add eggs one at a time. Add banana and sour cream. Add flour mixture and beat until just combined. Stir in the macadamia nuts and coconut.
Pour the batter into pan and bake for 40-50 min, or until a toothpick inserted into center comes out clean. Let sit for 10 min. then remove from pan and cool on rack.