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Offline Darren

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Banana Bread
« on: May 08, 2012, 08:57:37 am »
The other day I was preparing to cook in my ovens, and I saw a bunch of overripe bananas. So I decided to whip up some banana bread! It was so simple, and yet was one of my kids' favorite things ever to come out of the ovens.

There was plenty left over, so I took the rest to a Boy Scout Court of Honor.

Side note - there was a rather strong wind that day, so the coals were burning extra hot, and as I did not use fewer coals to compensate for the extra heat generated, the bottom was burned. But the burned "crust" peeled right off, and it was FANTASTIC.

  • 5 large ripe bananas
  • 4 eggs, well beaten
  • 1 cup shortening
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 4 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips


Mash or puree the bananas.

In a large mixing bowl, cream the shortening and sugar. Now combine all ingredients and stir until well mixed.

Butter and flour a 12" dutch oven. Pour in the batter.

Cook using 15 briquettes top heat and 8 briquettes bottom heat for 45 minutes, or until a toothpick or knife inserted into the middle comes out clean.
There are two rules of Dutch Oven Cooking:
1) If you cook too much food, share.
2) Cook too much food.