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Sentath

(2,243 posts)
Tue Dec 6, 2011, 08:59 PM Dec 2011

Experimental Banana Bread:

I've been working on this on and off for a couple years. See what you think.

Experimental Banana Bread:

1/4 Cup Butter
1/4 Cup Sugar
1/4 Cup Very well drained Apple Sauce
2 Med Eggs
1/4 Cup lowfat Buttermlk
1 1/2 tsp Vanilla
1 1/2 Cup lightly mashed Banana (divided)
1 Cup unbleached AP Flour
1 Cup whole grain Pastry Flour (can substitute rye or spelt)
1/2 tsp Baking Soda
1 1/2 tsp Baking Powder (scant)
3/4 tsp Sea Salt
1/2 Cup Pecans
additional pecan halves and candied or marachino cherries for decoration

In large bowl cream butter and sugar till light and fluffy. Add liquid ingredients and blend several more seconds. Scrape beaters and switch to a spoon to stir in the first cup of banana. In smaller bowl thoroughly combine dry ingredients. Add the dry to the wet and stir untill just moistened. Add the rest of the banana and the pecans, stir gently to distribute.
Makes one loaf.

(yes, this is other places on the web, yes I originated it)

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Lucinda

(31,170 posts)
1. I can almost smell this.
Tue Dec 6, 2011, 09:56 PM
Dec 2011

I think a banana rye sounds really interesting too!

I don't think I have mixed flours in a quick bread. Does it give you a lighter, less dense loaf?

Sentath

(2,243 posts)
4. Is there even the technology to do
Fri Dec 9, 2011, 11:47 AM
Dec 2011

a soft electronica jam band?

the only other option is electric bluegrass and I'm not sure I want to look down that path.

Sentath

(2,243 posts)
6. I need more information
Sun Dec 11, 2011, 10:39 PM
Dec 2011

I'm sorry, I don't know you well enough to answer straight away. Why do you want to remove it?

freshwest

(53,661 posts)
7. Because I have a bad reaction to anything with baking powder, but not with baking soda, so...
Sun Dec 11, 2011, 11:35 PM
Dec 2011

I seek out recipes without the powder. Usually can find some online without it.

I'm not sure if more eggs are required, of what, to take the place of the baking powder. Some of the very old recipes don't use it in baking, and replace them with more eggs.

But I don't know about your recipe. If you don't know, no problem.

Sentath

(2,243 posts)
8. Ok, maybe
Mon Dec 12, 2011, 03:35 PM
Dec 2011

I'm not sure I'd add eggs, but maybe whip the whites to a low soft peak and fold in at the end? Like a chiffon?

pscot

(21,025 posts)
9. Wikipedia has an article on baking powder
Mon Dec 12, 2011, 04:06 PM
Dec 2011

There are various formulations, or you can make your own. If you know what's causing the reaction you can probably find a formulation that doesn't contain the offending ingredient.

freshwest

(53,661 posts)
11. Thanks, I'll go there to see what it is. IDK why, but I'm unable to digest most baked goods now.
Mon Dec 12, 2011, 04:27 PM
Dec 2011

Cakes, cornbread, cookies, whatever. So if I'm at a birthday party, I have to say no to cake.

It seems to immediately go up to my sinuses and make me sneeze if I eat a little, just a few bites; if I have more like with a serving of cornbread with baking powder, I end up with indigestion and a headache.

All I know is that goods raised with only baking soda or yeast don't affect me that way.


Sentath

(2,243 posts)
12. Interesting!
Mon Dec 12, 2011, 05:41 PM
Dec 2011

P.S. Do you have a good recipe for yeast raised waffles? 'Cause I know where there is a killer one.

freshwest

(53,661 posts)
13. Sorry, no waffle maker here. Although I'm guessing a recipe with sugar would work?
Mon Dec 12, 2011, 05:59 PM
Dec 2011

Something like cream puffs or donuts? Hadn't thought about waffles for a long time. Also been getting recipes with almond and rice flour and avoiding anything with peanuts. There are a lot of good almond meal and flour recipes popping up now.

Sentath

(2,243 posts)
21. Well, sorta
Wed Dec 14, 2011, 12:01 AM
Dec 2011

They would be light crisp flat waffles. To make them pancakes remove most of the butter and stir in a little flour just before cooking I think.

housewolf

(7,252 posts)
16. Have you been tested for a gluten allergy?
Tue Dec 13, 2011, 10:09 PM
Dec 2011

Or are you okay with items like bread and other non-sweet baked goods? Pie crust? Flakey pastry like puff pastry?

freshwest

(53,661 posts)
17. No, but I'm reducing my amount of it. It just seems to happen with the powder. The wiki reference...
Tue Dec 13, 2011, 10:30 PM
Dec 2011

Explained a complex chemical reaction, more so than I imagined, so there may be something in that which is the problem. I don't eat soy and several other things.

I find after having removed certain items from my diet for while, I now have an acute reaction rather than a longer term systemic one. Very quick, sneezing to eliminate it, hiccuping or burping is a sign of food allergy or so I was instructed.

I guess that's a good thing and it's easier to tell what I should and shouldn't eat.

But wheat itself when simply prepared seems to be no problem, and I'm restricting myself to yeast and baking soda raised products, or doing without. But that banana recipe with yogurt sounded very good!

Thanks for answering, but it's not gluten as far as I know from what I was told to do which was eliminate a number of things to see what made the reaction.

housewolf

(7,252 posts)
18. Hmmm... interesting. Baking Powder is baking soda with
Tue Dec 13, 2011, 10:36 PM
Dec 2011

2 or 3 other ingredients added. Then there BP with aluminum and BP without.




freshwest

(53,661 posts)
19. The aluminum thing is kinda ugh, some people won't use deodorants with it, but...
Tue Dec 13, 2011, 10:46 PM
Dec 2011

I can't imagine having to sneeze from ingesting aluminum, though, you know?

And the burping and hiccuping might indicate an acid imbalance of my own that I haven't been able to change. After reading that wiki piece, I realized there is a lot of history in all these things. And I learned a lot about shelf life from the threads here.

If is was the aluminum I'm allergic to that would be weird, huh? I'm not worried, there's always a way around ity. And everyone's body is unique.

housewolf

(7,252 posts)
20. everyone's body is unique.
Tue Dec 13, 2011, 11:14 PM
Dec 2011

Ain't that the truth! And you know best what's right for you and your body.


There are aluminum-free baking powders, too, if you ever want to explore that issue.

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