Robin asked in Food & DrinkCooking & Recipes · 2 months ago

I have a handwritten banana bread recipe. The very last ingredient is milk.  Do you think this is an error, or could it be a fact? ?

This is my Granny’s original recipe..

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6 Answers

  • L
    Lv 5
    2 months ago

    This is her recipe - follow it!  You do need some type of liquid or it won't bake properly.

  • denise
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    I think milk is only in the recipe to add if the mix / batter is too stiff, some flours absorb liquid [eggs e.t.c.] at different rates. So, if your batter is a little stiff, just add a little milk until the 'batter' is the required consistency.

    Its similar to when I make a cake or muffins, I add a little milk to 'slacken' the mix if needed, just a drop at a time though. 

  • 2 months ago

    Looks like milk to me. Hope it works out well.

  • kswck2
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    No, actually that is correct. You Can substitute half-n-half is you wish for a creamier result. 

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    Yes, it is 1/2 cup milk, would take longer to bake to dry it out a bit more, and is missing salt, common to most recipes. 

    Consider comparing recipes.

    All Recipes:

    Food Network:

    A cinnamon-Nutmeg spiced version I usually prefer as a bit jazzier, closer to my own.

    Allrecipes is most basic.

    ¾ cup brown sugar, ½ cup butter, 2 eggs, 2 ⅓ cups mashed overripe bananas, 2 cups all-purpose flour, 1 teaspoon baking soda, ¼ teaspoon salt 

    Your Grandma's uses white instead of brown sugar. Brown sugar has some molasses. Adds a bit more sugar, a little less banana, no salt, and adds 1/2 c milk 

    Food Network takes your Grandma's recipe, adds a tsp of baking powder, less milk as your grandma used 8 tablespoons, and adds 1 tsp cinnamon


    The more complex spiced, should be adjusted to my taste.

    1 c. brown sugar , 1 stick butter, 2 extra large eggs, 2 c. banana, 2 c. flour, 1/2 tsp. baking powder, 1 tsp. soda, 1/4 tsp. salt, 1 tsp. vanilla, 1 tsp. cinnamon, 1/2 tsp. nutmeg 

    Compared to Grandma’s, white sugar to brown, milk unnecessary, add in a little baking powder and salt, and spice with vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg without overpowering it.

    Each cook/chef has their own variation.

  • Tavy
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    It's fact, we have several sweet bread recipes in the U.K. that add a little milk.

    Don't  doubt Granny.

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