It's time for another recipe from the family cookbook! This one comes from another one of my mom's sister....this time it's Esther! "Aint" Esther was kind of the "bad girl" of the family...and I loved her! She was so funny and always had a story to tell. She had the most interesting sayings and was married more times than Elizabeth Taylor. I don't think she was known for her baking skills but she had this little gem tucked away. I'm so glad she submitted it for the family cookbook or we wouldn't have it today. This is really good, super simple to make and a change up from some of the other fruit-y type breads. Loved it!
Pineapple Nut Bread
1 3/4 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup water
1 cup raisins
3/4 cup chopped pecans
3/4 cup sugar
3 tablespoons butter
1 small can crushed pineapple ~ UNdrained
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a loaf pan with cooking spray.
In a small bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, salt and baking soda. Set aside.
a small heatproof bowl, microwave the water to a boil and add raisins.
Allow to sit for 5 minutes to plump raisins. Drain. Set aside.
In a mixing bowl, combine butter and sugar and beat well. Add eggs, one at a time.
Gently add pecans and raisins.
Add half of the flour mixture and blend until smooth.
Add the pineapple and stir.
Add remaining flour mixture.
Pour batter into prepared pan and bake for 1 hour or until done.
Welcome to Simple Fare, Fairly Simple. This is a place for me to post recipes of all kinds...along with other miscellaneous fodder from my so-called life here in the south. Who knows what you will find here. Could be anything from my husband...known as IT Guy...to my kids and beautiful grandbabies that are growing up way too fast right before my eyes. But...mostly this will be a place for food. I hope you'll see something you like and if you decide to try something from the list...leave me a comment and let me know!