With the first snow on the ground I needed to post something a little tropical.
1/2 cup butter
1 cup sugar
1/2 tsp almond or coconut extract
1 tbsp poppyseeds
1 ripe banana, mashed
1/2 cup well chopped fresh pineapple (well drained, reserve juice)
2 tbsps milk
1/2 cup shredded coconut
2 cups flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
1 cup icing sugar
reserved pineapple juice
Cream the butter and sugar together, then add eggs one at a time. Add the extract, poppyseeds, banana, pineapple, milk and coconut. Mix flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt together and incorporate into the wet mixture. Toss walnuts with 1 tbsp flour and fold into the batter.
Line a 9 X 5" loaf pan with parchment paper or grease well and spoon in the batter.
Bake at 350F for 1 hour AND 20-25 minutes or until a cake tester comes out clean.
Cool then run a knife around the sides and turn out the loaf. Mix enough icing sugar with the reserved juice to be able to drizzle all over the loaf. Sprinkle a few walnuts on top.
Now...pretend it's warm out!
I started this blog so my daughters could find all of our family favourite recipes in one place. It has actually grown into more than just the family favourites but also other recipes we've tried out in our kitchen. I don't like to fill up the post with alot of chatter. Sometimes there's a little story to tell, but usually I like to get right to the point. So this is for them, but hope you find some recipes that you like as well. I'll be sharing a lot of recipes, and along the way you'll find some crafty things and maybe some helpful hints too!