2 Eggs, beaten well 2 C Flour 1 tsp. Soda 3 TBSP Sour Milk* 3 Bananas, mashed 1/3 C Chocolate Chips 1/3 C Marchino Cherries, chopped 1/4 C Green Candied Cherries, chopped 1/4 C Pecans, chopped
Glaze: 1 C Powdered Sugar and just enough Cherry Juice to make a glaze.
Beat the softened butter with sugar; add eggs, beat until creamy.
Stir in dry ingredients, alternating with milk to sugar mixture. Add bananas, blend slightly until moistened. Add chips, cherries, and
nuts, stirring gently to incorporate. Pour into greased loaf pan.
Bake at 350 degrees for 50-55 minutes, or until wooden pick comes out clean. Let cool 5 minutes; pour glaze on top; let cool 20 minutes, remove from pan...makes 1 large loaf. Delicious.
*Sour Milk: To make sour milk; and 2 drops of vinegar to regular milk; let stand 5 to 10 minutes until it thickens.
Also...After 50 minutes baking time, if it needs more time, reduce heat to 325 degrees so outer bread does not get too brown...continue baking for 5 additional minutes at a time until toothpick inserted comes clean.
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Celebrating Thanksgiving with His Majesty
by Johnson Brother
Our family enjoyed a very relaxing and peaceful Thanksgiving this past week. We opted to stay at home so we could be well rested and ready for all of our Christmas Teas which are coming up in the next two weeks. Like many of you, we had the usual Thanksgiving fare, the roasted turkey, mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, cornbread stuffing, cranberry sauce...yummm...but what made our Thanksgiving extra special this year was using our newly acquired vintage dishes, "His Majesty." I was tickled pink this past January when I found this lovely set for 8, and although I had to wait nearly 11 months to use them....it was worth the wait!!