Well, I started off to bake something lighter for the evening coffee after the Thanksgiving lunch. Then came the idea to jazz it up with some sort of contrast. I had a bag of dried cranberries in the refrigerator and an over ripe banana on the counter. What more, a bowl of butter icing on the other side of the counter begging to be part of my Thanksgiving series of snacks. I didn’t neglect none of their desires, incorporated everything well yet consistently. Mashed banana blended with softened butter, a layer of butter icing in the middle and crowned with delicious dried cranberries on top. Luck would’ve it, the loaf was a perfect match for the occasion. It was a hit and probably would recur more often.
All purpose flour, 1 1/2 cups
Butter, 1 stick, softened
White sugar, 3/4 cup
Milk, 2-3 tablespoon
Honey, 1 tablespoon
Vanilla, 1 teaspoon
Baking powder, 1 teaspoon
Baking soda 1/2 tsp
Salt, 1/4 tsp
1/2 cup cranberries to sprinkle on top
Grease the loaf pan with cooking spray.
Combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Mash the banana and add softened butter to it. Blend well. Add it to the flour mixture. Then add eggs, vanilla and milk to the mixture. Mix well. Gently mix everything together.
Bake in 350°oven for about 20-25 minutes.