I love this recipe because it is has no eggs in it and is great hot or cold. I got this recipe from a Canadian Living magazine probably about twenty years ago. You can have it for breakfast with honey or jam or whatever you like! It's great with soups or stews too.
This has taken me 9 years to perfect. First I was given the dry ingredients then for about 4 years I made it one way, then I seen my cousin make hers and knowing she comes from an awesome Fried Bread making family I tinkered with the water until I got the right consistency, that was another 5 years.
The cooking time includes the minimum amount of time it needs to sit.
I have been making lots of bread lately, and this is wonderful, soft, fluffy sandwich bread. The dough had the best texture of any I made so far. No bread machine required! Even though there is no machine, it's very easy for a first time bread maker to make. Prep time does not include rising.
**I am sorry you didn't have success.. I have passed this on to lots of friends and they all had lots of success! I got the recipe from a video that is VERY helpful, I add an extra tbs honey. here is the link http://www.expertvillage.com/video/19818_bread-ingredients-measure.htm
This recipe ALWAYS comes through! Everyone always loves it and when I give the bread as a gift, I’m always asked for the recipe! It’s easy to make, doubles well AND freezes well! The *secret* to a super moist and flavorful bread is to use the sour cream (generous portions) AND to use very ripe (we’re talking black on the outside and super soft and aromatic on the inside) bananas! I make the bread as loaves, large muffins and mini-muffins and each turns out perfectly yummy! Enjoy!
This is also known as pan bread. This bread is excellent, and we make it if we are having soup(instead of crackers), or if we are having a salad as a meal. It is also a thin bread, so it is great for dipping in dips. Hope you enjoy.
Have you ever had one of those nights when you realize you need bread to dunk into dinner, but you don't have time to let anything rise and biscuits just won't do? This is great. In less time then it takes my oven to preheat this is ready to go in the oven. The original recipe, from Sarah Schlesinger's 500 Fat Free Recipes, called for 2 cups whole wheat & 1 cup white. I happened to be running out of whole wheat and just subbed with what I had. Feel free to use more whole wheat, though. And I never have fat free buttermilk; I always use skim and lemon juice and it is just fine! This is a little dense but great to dunk into soups and stews.
Why compromise the banana flavor? My banana bread is moist and delicious with loads of banana flavor! Ultimate comfort food, and it's WONDERFUL TOASTED!! (Make sure to use bananas with a lot of black on them for the best flavor! The blacker the bananas, the stronger the banana flavor of the bread.)
I can never find Cubano Bread like you get in Miami with the famous Cuban Sandwich. It's virtually impossible to find outside of Southern Florida. You have not lived until you've had one of those babies! I have included three methods below- Manual, Mixer, and Bread Machine methods. Please enjoy my research efforts for this recipe and don't forget to check out how to make the sandwich here: Recipe #320914