Saturday, February 9, 2008

Yummy Fabric, Yummy Bread

~Yummy Fabric~

The other day I got to work on a quilt with Miss Emma's Garden fabric line by Anne Sutton of Bunny Hill Designs. Isn't it lovely. So 'Spring-y', I think!

An absolute pleasure to work on this quilt.

~Yummy Bread~

This was a favorite of my kids when they were little. I found it in a Woman's Day magazine in 1989...I know this for sure because I clipped out the recipe and have used it ever since.

Chocolate Chip Banana Bread...yummy!

2 c. all-purpose flour

1 t. baking powder

1/2 t. baking soda

1/2 t. salt

1/2 c. butter or margarine, at room temperature

1 c. granulated sugar

2. large eggs

1 1/4 c. mashed very ripe bananas, about 2 large

1 c. semisweet chocolate chips (6 oz.)

1/2 c. chopped walnuts, optional

Grease bottom and sides of a 9 x 5 inch loaf pan. Heat oven to 350-degrees. Mix flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Beat butter and sugar in large bowl with electric mixer until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs one at a time until blended. Beat in bananas. With mixer on low speed, gradually add flour mixture just until blended. Stir in chocolate chips and nuts. Pour into prepared pan and bake 60-65 minutes until pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan on rack 5 min. before removing from pan to cool completely. Makes 1 loaf. Tightly wrapped, this tea bread keeps well at room temparature for 3 days...

but it doesn't last that long at my house! Enjoy!


Vicki W said...

Beautiful quilt!

Summerset said...

Pretty - I love the rose/flower in the center of the alternating squares.

Debra Spincic said...

Who needs bread with a pretty quilt like that around?

Diane said...

I'm going to have to make that recipe. Wish I could make the quilt too. Maybe someday. Actually I'm thinking about taking a quilting class here in Nashville. I'm feeling like a little creative outlet would do wonders for me.

I haven't checked in for a while. Looks like you've been busy. Love the pics in your previous post. Bob loves your new camera. It takes great pictures!! Sure do miss it there!! I'm off for a few weeks to Utah. Robyn had here baby. She has posted pictures on her blog, if you'd like to see. I'll catch up later. Love ya!

Stephanie said...

LOVE the quilt!
The bread sounds delish too!

Thimbleanna said...

Ohmygosh Vivian -- I have to hide this recipe! It looks fantastic -- SweetiePie will love it too -- thanks for sharing! As always, your quilting is stunning!