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Banana Bread and the Mary Tyler Moore Show




I was all set to write a post on banana bread. Trouble was, I didn't have much to say. It's banana bread..... we've all had it. We all know what it looks and tastes like. It's not like I have reinvented the wheel or anything.




As I was sitting here thinking, I somehow got the theme song to The Mary Tyler Moore show stuck in my head and I could not get it out.



"Love is all around " by Paul Williams

Who can turn the world on with her smile
Who can take a nothing day and suddenly make it seem worthwhile?
Well, it's you girl, and you should know it
With each glance and every little movement you show it

Love is all around, no need to waste it
You can have a town, why don't you take it
You're gonna make it after all
You're gonna make it after all

How will you make it on your own?
This world is awfully big, girl this time you are all alone
But it's time you let someone else do some giving

Love is all around, no need to waste it
You can have a town, why don't you take it

You're gonna make it after all
You're gonna make it after all

Simple, sweet and makes you feel all warm and fuzzy inside. Kind of like freshly baked  banana bread.

Banana Bread
( this recipe makes a moist, cake-like banana bread)

1/4 lb. butter, softened
1 cup light brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
2 eggs
2 1/4 cup flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 1/2 cups mashed ripe bananas
1/3 cup milk
1 tsp vanilla

Preheat oven to 350 F. In a large bowl, combine butter and sugar until well blended. Add the eggs. Sift the dry ingredients together. Add to the mixture. Stir in bananas, milk and vanilla. Pour into a greased 9 x 9 inch loaf pan. Bake until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean, about one hour. Let cool for 10 minutes on wire rack and then remove from loaf pan and cool completely on wire rack.


Tags: Baking, Banana, Dessert

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