H is for Harper and Hawaiian Aloha Bread

I have a boatload of cousins. If I counted, I would bet I’m easily up to near 40. I love them all, they are all great people. Really, can’t even come up with one that I don’t adore. As happens, they grew up, married (equally wonderful people) and started having really cute kids. I swear to you the only reason I even have a Facebook account is so I can see all the pictures of all these cute kids. Because as is life, we all see too little of each other.

So a week or so ago, I was very happy to see my cousin Eric’s post about helping his daughter bake some treats for a class project, it sounded very tasty, so of course I was happy to share.

From Eric:

Harper and I made Hawaiian Aloha Bread for her first letter in her name potluck tomorrow

Hawaiian Aloha Bread

  • 1/2 cup butter or margarine
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 medium mashed bananas
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 tsp orange zest
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp almond extract
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup flaked coconut
  • 1/2 cup chopped nuts(i used pecans)
  • 1/2 crushed pineapple

Preheat oven to 350. Cook time 1 hr

Mix sugar, butter and eggs in a bowl. Using the mixer on low, add in the banana, milk, orange zest, and extracts. In another bowl combine flour, baking soda and salt. Add this to the creamy mix and stir until moist. Fold in the coconut, nuts and pineapple. Pour into a greased loaf pan. Bake at 350 for.an hour. :)

Each year Eric’s Fraternal Order of Police Lodge participates in the Shop with a Cop program, taking kids who might not otherwise have Christmas, shopping. There’s a raffle to raise money and they use that money for the shopping trips. I love when the photos start to pop up on Facebook of the event. It really is a wonderful thing the department does. For more information on the program and the raffle, click here.

My cousins  – and brothers – Bret (left) and Eric (right)

I told you my cousins were awesome.

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What's to say? I love to cook and I think families benefit from sitting down together for dinner every night.

Posted on November 10, 2012, in What's 4 Dinner Solutions and tagged , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Yay, team! I had a couple of cousins that went into LE, one retired as a detective, the other died young from some weird blood or muscle disease.

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