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1967 Food Ad, Pet Milk, with Sausage Noodle Bake Recipe
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Vintage 1960s magazine advertisement, Pet Milk with recipe for sausage noodle bake, 1967

Published in Ebony magazine, April 1967, Vol. 20 No. 6.

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Bananas and were eaten in Southeast Asia, most likely around the Malaysian region. People probably started using them around 2,000 B.C. However, wheat and other grains wasnt common in that region and bread was not one of the usual meals therefore; first banana bread recipe didnt come from there.

The ancient Greeks were probably the ones who wrote the first banana bread recipe. Although the yellow fruit was not native in Mediterranean, they have been many references to the bananas. One most notable example is in the book Historia Plantarum, which means as The History of Plants, by a Theophrastus, a Greek naturalist philosopher. The Greeks already had a reputation for mixing bread with honey and other fruits. Why not bananas?

Todays banana bread recipe was developed in the 1930s. It grew popular with the introduction of baking powder and quick bread. Baking powder replaced yeast as a leavening agent because quick bread rises much faster compared to bread that is baked using yeast, which can take hours.

Banana bread gained even more popularity in the 1960s when home cooking was fast becoming the fad. Aside from that, several different variations of banana bread recipe were also invented. Bakeries added nuts, chocolate chips and other fruits into the plain banana bread to produce more variety in their menu. Theres also a vegan version, where the eggs are replaced with soy. Now, an article about food should have delicious banana bread recipe included so here we go.

To make scrumptious snack, youll need: – one (1) cup white flour, – half (1/2) cup wheat flour, – one and a half (1 1) tsp. baking powder, – quarter (1/4) tsp. baking soda, – quarter (1/4) tsp. cinnamon, – one-eighth (1/8) tsp. salt, – one (1) egg, – one (1) cup mashed banana (3 medium), – two-thirds (2/3) cup sugar, – quarter (1/4) cup canola oil, – one (1) tsp. lemon zest (optional), – half (1/2) cup chopped pecans (optional)

First, grease the loaf pan and set aside. In a big bowl, mix the flours, baking soda, cinnamon and salt and make a well in the center. Combine the eggs, bananas, sugar, oil and lemon zest in a separate bowl. Mix the two together and stir till the mixture is moist. Add nuts if you want. Spoon batter into the pan and bake at 350 for around 50 minutes.

To check if its done, poke it with a knife and if it comes out clean, its done. Now just sprinkle brown sugar on top and your banana bread recipe is finished.

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