Jaymie Weber, an owner at Eyecandy on Central Way, has a really funny holiday tradition to share with us. I laughed outloud. And I will remember to never bring her a loaf of banana bread. She has another treat in store for you, though! For NEW customers- tell the Eyecandy staff that you are a Kirkland Weblog reader and receive $50 OFF a full set of lashes or $15 off of a fill. Here's Jaymie's family tradition...
A favorite holiday tradition for me was our Annual Banana Bread Making Day. Just before Christmas, my five brothers and sisters and I would make 70 loaves of banana bread to give to friends and family as gifts.
Making that many loaves took every single one of us mashing, stirring, cracking eggs, and usually the older ones handled the loaf pans. Yes, 40% of my finger prints are burned off…try to catch me now Kirkland PD! There were usually chunks of dried flour balls and eggs shells lovingly left in at least half of the loaves. When it was all said and done, everyone seemed so thankful that we spent time as a family to make the bread and hand deliver it in time for Christmas.
Now, when presented with banana bread myself, I graciously accept it from my giftor and promptly drop kick it into the trash. I’ll be happy if this mouth never has the flavor of banana in it again! BUT, if you weren’t traumatized with a child-hood slave labor baking session, give this recipe a shot!
3 bananas, well mashed
1 c. sugar
2 eggs, beaten
1/2 c. vegetable oil
2 c. flour (1 c. can be whole wheat)
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mash bananas in mixing bowl. Add sugar, eggs and oil, mixing well each time. Sift dry ingredients together and add to banana mixture. Pour in greased 5x9 loaf pan and bake 55-60 minutes.