F 1 D 0 - 2003 01 01 at -030

Banana Bread 2.

Abstract: I've altered the 
original recipe mostly because
I had extra bananas to deal with,
and the original one didn't rise
nor cook sufficiently.

1.5 c sugar
.5 c shortening
7 ripe medium bananas
4 large eggs 
3 clementine oranges, chopped coarsely, peel left on, pits removed
3 oz milk chocolate wafers
1 ts instant yeast
2.5 c all purpose flour
2 tb baking powder
1 ts salt
.5 c walnut pieces
.5 c sunflower seeds

Preheat the oven to 350F. 
Prepare a metal 8x11 pan by lining it.

In a large bowl, mix the sugar
shortening, banans, eggs, and oranges.

I used a very deep stainless bowl, and
a hand blender. It goes very quickly.

Add the flour, yeast, baking
powder, salt. Mix until it is
a nice batter.

Pour half the batter into the pan. 

Sprinkle the nuts evenly over the
top. Add the rest of the batter over

Bake for a generous hour. In fact, turned
off the oven at 1:10, removing it 10 minutes

In this case, it rose while baking, but
fell again. 

Different from the last recipe, it remained
lighter, even though it fell.

This cake has a wonderful citrus smell,
and the quantity of bananas gives it all
an intense fruity character.

Next time I'll find a way to...
1. add more chocolate
2. add cranberries or other sour fruit

I still deem this rendition as a success.