I have a handwritten banana bread recipe. The very last ingredient is milk. Do you think this is an error, or could it be a fact? ?
This is my Granny’s original recipe..
- LLv 52 months ago
This is her recipe - follow it! You do need some type of liquid or it won't bake properly.
- deniseLv 72 months ago
I think milk is only in the recipe to add if the mix / batter is too stiff, some flours absorb liquid [eggs e.t.c.] at different rates. So, if your batter is a little stiff, just add a little milk until the 'batter' is the required consistency.
Its similar to when I make a cake or muffins, I add a little milk to 'slacken' the mix if needed, just a drop at a time though.
- PatriciaLv 72 months ago
Looks like milk to me. Hope it works out well.
- kswck2Lv 72 months ago
No, actually that is correct. You Can substitute half-n-half is you wish for a creamier result.
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- Anonymous2 months ago
Yes, it is 1/2 cup milk, would take longer to bake to dry it out a bit more, and is missing salt, common to most recipes.
Consider comparing recipes.
A cinnamon-Nutmeg spiced version I usually prefer as a bit jazzier, closer to my own.
Allrecipes is most basic.
¾ cup brown sugar, ½ cup butter, 2 eggs, 2 ⅓ cups mashed overripe bananas, 2 cups all-purpose flour, 1 teaspoon baking soda, ¼ teaspoon salt
Your Grandma's uses white instead of brown sugar. Brown sugar has some molasses. Adds a bit more sugar, a little less banana, no salt, and adds 1/2 c milk
Food Network takes your Grandma's recipe, adds a tsp of baking powder, less milk as your grandma used 8 tablespoons, and adds 1 tsp cinnamon
The more complex spiced, should be adjusted to my taste.
1 c. brown sugar , 1 stick butter, 2 extra large eggs, 2 c. banana, 2 c. flour, 1/2 tsp. baking powder, 1 tsp. soda, 1/4 tsp. salt, 1 tsp. vanilla, 1 tsp. cinnamon, 1/2 tsp. nutmeg
Compared to Grandma’s, white sugar to brown, milk unnecessary, add in a little baking powder and salt, and spice with vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg without overpowering it.
Each cook/chef has their own variation.
- TavyLv 72 months ago
It's fact, we have several sweet bread recipes in the U.K. that add a little milk.
Don't doubt Granny.