Juliet Does Mother’s Day

Banana cake and love notes
Posted in Recipe, Sous Style Scraps | Posted on by lianna | COMMENT

Our next Mother’s Day tribute is from former SS lady, Juliet. I love that her mum knows cooking is just better with a drink in your hand…

Pippa x

Juliet! Love this pic of your mum, when was it taken?

This is my mom, Janna, and I, in the kitchen making Christmas dinner.

You two share a love of cooking?

All my cooking comes from her! Our recipes get handed down the generations. We have a world famous anchovy-less Caesar salad dressing, passed down from Grandpa to her to me – it’s our family secret.

So how do you celebrate her on Mother’s Day?

I never give my mom a gift for Mother’s Day. Every year I write her an epic card, several pages long about what a good mom she is. She looks forward to it every year. Her birthday is in June so the gifts come then….

So the salad is off-limits – any other Janna recipes you’re willing to share?

My mom makes this banana cake that’s essentially banana bread with icing. I make it all the time.

A little Mother’s Day food love. Brilliant.

Mama Jernigan’s Banana Nut Cake
2/3 cup shortening
2 ½ cups sifted cake flour
1 2/3 cup sugar
1 ¼ teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 ¼ cup fully ripe bananas, mashed
2/3 cup buttermilk
2 eggs
2/3 cup chopped pecans

Stir shortening to soften. Stir in dry ingredients. Add bananas and half the buttermilk; mix until all flour is dampened. Beat vigorously 2 minutes. Add remaining buttermilk and the eggs; beat 2 minutes longer. Fold in nuts. Bake in rectangular pan 350 degrees for 35 minutes or until cooked through.

Simple Buttercream Frosting
1lb powdered sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup of heavy cream
1 teaspoon of vanilla
1/3 cup of soft butter

Combine all ingredients in a mixing bowl, and beat with an electric mixer until smooth. Add more cream if too stiff. I also mix in half a banana into the frosting.

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