Wednesday, February 23, 2005

Baking Banana Yeast Bread

Banana Yeast Bread Posted by Hello

I baked this bread this morning. Quinn and I made PBJ sandwiches with it for lunch. This bread has a very mild banana flavor and has a very soft texture.
This recipe is from

3/4 cup milk
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup granulated sugar
51/4 to 6 cups all purpose flour
1 pkg active dry yeast
1 tsp salt
3 eggs
3 ripe bananas mashed
1 tsp water

In a saucepan, cook and stir milk, butter and sugar over med heat until butter is melted; cool to 120 to 130 degrees

In a mixing bowl, combine 2 cups of flour, yeast, salt, 2 eggs, bananas and milk mixture; beat on low speed until combined. Beat on med speed for 3 minutes. Stir in enough of the remaining flour to form a firm dough. Turn onto a floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, about 4 to 6 minutes.
Place in a greased bowl, turning once to grease top. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 45 minutes.
Divide dough in half; shape each half into a round loaf. Place on a greased baking sheet; cut slits in tops. Cover and let rise until doubled, about 45 minutes.
Beat remaining egg with water; brush over loaves. Bake at 375 degrees for 30 to 35 minutes or until golden brown. yeilds 2 loaves.

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