Arrrrgh Jamaican Banana Bread


BANANA BREAD – (Jamaican)


1 lb  butter (2 cups)

1 cup of sugar

1/2  tsp  baking soda

2 tsp  baking powder

4 ripe bananas

3  eggs

Preheat oven to 350º

Cream together bananas, sugar and butter.
Mix in the eggs.

Sift together the dry ingredients, flour, baking soda. and baking powder. Blend into mixture.

**You could add chopped nuts or chocolate chips if you like. Be creative kitchen pirates don’t let scurvy recipes stand in their way.

Pour into greased loaf tin and bake for approximately 1 ½  hours.

Serve hot or cold.  Yeah, like you would let this get cold.  It is best to make two loaves.  One to check for delicious and one for everyone else.




2 cups milk

1 tsp apple cider vinegar

1 cup cornmeal

1 cup rye flour

1 cup whole wheat flour

2 tsp baking soda

2 cups molasses

1 cup raisins

Preheat oven 375 º

Mix together milk and vinegar. Let mixture set at room temp for 15 minutes to allow the milk to sour.  You don’t want spoiled pasteurized milk just soured.

In a separate bowl, spoon mix dry ingredients together. Add molasses and raisins to the milk. Add liquid mixture to dry ingredients. Beat until blended.

Divide batter between 2 well buttered 1 pound coffee cans or other cans of 5 cup capacity or a baking dish, but you lose the cool shape.

Cover with dome shaped rounds of aluminum foil, buttered on the down side. Secure with rubber bands. Stand cans on a rack in a large or roasting pan.  Add enough water to reach 3/4 of the way up the cans but not enough to float them. Cover whole thing and simmer for 2 hours to steam the bread. Remove bread from pan and let stand on a wire rack until cool enough to handle. Remove bread from the cans and serve warm.



Banshee – Harp Bread



3 cups self rising flour ***
2 C sugar
1 Bottle of Harp beer

 Preheat the oven to 350°.

Mix the dry ingredients, and then add the beer.  This will fuzz up while mixing.  Put into a buttered bread pan and bake for 1 hour.

 This will work for any kind of beer and the more expensive and darker the richer. 


***If you don’t have self rising flour you can:

For every cup of flour needed add 1/2 tsp baking powder and 2 tsp. Salt.