Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Banana Cake

Last night we made a delicious banana cake with chocolate frosting. It also made a wonderful breakfast:)

Banana Cake
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup sugar
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
3 ripe bananas mashed
3/4 cup buttermilk or sour milk
1/2 cup butter
1 tsp vanilla
2 eggs

Grease and flour two round baking pans. Stir together flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. With an electric mixer beat together bananas, buttermilk, butter, and vanilla. Beat in flour mixture till combined. Add eggs and beaton medium speed for 2 minutes. Pour the batter into prepared pans. Bake at 350 for 25-30 minutes. Cool in cake pans for 10 minutes then remove from pans and cool completely before frosting.

Friday, July 9, 2010

Simple Breaded and Baked Zucchini

We are overloaded with Zucchini right now, not that I am complaining. My sister suggested breading and baking the zucchini so I went to try it. Unfortunately I had a tone of bread crumbs (I make them from the heals and crust of our bread) and zucchini but no eggs to dip them in. I decided to try it with milk. They were delicious! Especially when I dipped them in some homemade ranch. Next time I make them I will add some grated Parmesan cheese and garlic powder to the bread crumbs.

Simple Breaded and Baked Zucchini
Bread Crumbs

Cut zucchini into 1/2 inch thick strips. In 2 separate bowls place the milk and bread crumbs. Dip each strip in the milk and then in the bread crumbs to cover. Place each strip on a baking sheet. Bake in the preheated oven at 400° F for 15-20 minutes.