Sunday, March 7, 2010

Afternoon baking

I'll probably end up posting a lot of stuff about my fun times in the kitchen. Hope you don't mind! Today I made Cream Cheese Banana Bread and Horchata for a delicious afternoon snack with Luis!

Below is the recipe I used for the banana bread:


1/2 cup margarine, softened
1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
1 1/4 cups white sugar
2 eggs
1 cup mashed bananas
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 cup chopped pecans
2 tablespoons brown sugar
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon


Cream the butter or margarine and cream cheese together. Gradually add the white sugar, and continue beating until light and fluffy. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Stir in the mashed bananas and vanilla. Add flour, baking powder, and soda; mix until batter is just moist.
In a small bowl, mix together chopped pecans, 2 tablespoons brown sugar, and cinnamon.
Divide 1/2 batter into two greased and floured 8x4 inch loaf pans. Sprinkle pecan mixture over batter in pans, and top with remaining batter.
Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 45 minutes, or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean.

The Horchata was a little less home-made, but just as good and very creamy smooth! (it almost tastes like a milkshake when it's real cold!) I put too packets of tang-horchata mix in two liters of liquid. (one can of evaporated milk, some water and a little regular milk)


  1. Looks yummy! I will have to try the recipe, thanks for posting it. Love ya, Mom

  2. ooo nice updates to your blog! i like the new backround. (-; this looks yummy? was it really yummy? love ya!

  3. Looks yummy....I'll have to try out that receipe.

  4. Yes! It was very moist and delicious. And yes, I'm really happy about the new background - Aunt August designed it for me!

  5. I hope that Sharon and Mom follow through... ;)

    I love your blog wheat! Sorry that I hadnt responded to your email yet... i'm about to go do that right now! haha, love you! :)


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