A cup of tea and something sweet is a perfect combination for a chilly winter night.
When I feel like baking something old fashion, I head straight to my Mennonite Community Cookbook! The history and homestyle cooking are apparent on every page of my favorite cookbook. I can almost see the Mennonite women busy in their kitchens preparing food for their hardworking families. Growing up in Pennsylvania I learned how to bake and cook many of the recipes found in this book. The women in my family cooked just like this…tried and true old-fashion recipes from the heart.
If you are looking for a moist, sweet bread that is not terribly sweet, this Banana Tea Bread is the perfect treat paired with a hot cup of tea.
- 1 3/4 cups sifted flour
- 3/4 teaspoon soda
- 1 1/4 teaspoon cream of tarter
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/3 cup fat (shortening)
- 2/3 cup sugar
- 2 eggs well beaten
- 1 cup mashed bananas
- Sift the flour, salt, soda and cream of tarter together.
- Beat the fat until creamy and then add sugar gradually.
- Add eggs and beat well.
- Add dry ingredients alternately with crushed bananas.
- When well blended, pour batter into a greased loaf pan 8 x 4 x 3 inches.
- Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour and 10 minutes.
- Slice into 12 slices after cooled.
- FYI - 1 slice is 7 Weight Watchers Smart Points.
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