Wednesday, September 8, 2010

it's baking day

my thursday quilt group meets again this week, after summer break, that means it's time to bake! The ladies enjoy the treats brought to class and i like baking them....this week will be a couple of loaves of artisan bread.... Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day by Jeff Hertzberg & Zoe Francois....great book, very easy, tastes wonderful, have made several different kinds of breads, including a couple of my own ideas, it's a very inspirational the flour, yeast & salt are out of the cupboard, begging to be bread dough....
as i have mentioned before i am a vegetarian and i my oldest son is vegan, no dairy, was hard at first but have found and changed alot of recipes for baking him goodies.... one of everyones & quilt group ladie's favorites is my vegan banana is the recipe so you can give it a try!
                                                   banana bread
                                     preheat oven to 350 degrees
                               combine together in mixer.... 2 cups mashed bananas, 1 cup vanilla soy yogurt,
                       1/2 cup vanilla soy milk, 1/2 cup vegetable oil, 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
                                            mix together dry ingredients and add to banana mixture
                            4 cups whole wheat flour, 1 cup sugar, 2 tsps. baking powder, 2 tsps. baking soda
                                              1 tsp. cinnamon, 1/2 tsp. salt
                                add 1 cup carob chips and 1/2 cup walnuts

           divide into 2 (9x5) loaf pans coated with cooking spray   bake at 350 for 50 mins. or 
                until toothpick comes out clean......                                                                        

it's yummy....if you're not vegan you can use regular yogurt & milk...i have done both ways....enjoy cheri


Libby said...

I miss making treats for the gals in the Wednesday night group. Sunday I'm getting together with some gals to work on FolkArt Gathering . . . . and I am now making your banana bread recipe. I have been trying to think up just the right thing. I know they will be thrilled. It sounds *yummy*

merumo said...

I also love that "5 minutes a day" bread baking book! It perfectly suits for my busy and lazy life! And I'll try your recipe, too. Thanx for sharing :)