Brown Sugar Banana Nut Bread

A real quick post. Yesterday a friend came over and dropped off some super ripe bananas (thanks Cathleen!), so of course it was time to make some tasty banana bread. This is a super simple recipe that is easy to whip up and get in the oven. The brown sugar helps darken the loaf and gives the bread a nice rich flavor. You will notice I don’t add any butter or oil to the bread. It gives it a nice crispy outside (instead of tacky), while retaining the moistness on the inside.

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The Restoration of an Enterprise No. 60 Gristmill circa 1916

After a great trip to Homestead Heritage in Waco, TX last year, I told my wife, “Man, I sure would like a gristmill!” At Homestead Heritage they had a nice water powered grinding stone where they would grind all sorts of grains.  Being a bread baker, I really wanted to try my hand at some freshly ground grains for a change.  No less than 48 hours later, my wonderful wife came home with this gorgeous piece of history: Continue reading