Oh How I've Missed You... Banana Bread!

Friday, March 5, 2010

Like Umm YEAAAH!This is Banana Bread!

Makes 1 loaf.

1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, at room temperature, plus more for pan
1 cup granulated sugar
2 large eggs
1 1/2 cups unbleached flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup mashed very ripe bananas
1/2 cup sour cream
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup chopped walnuts or pecans

1.Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Butter a 9-by-5-by-3-inch loaf pan; set aside. In an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, and beat to incorporate.

2.In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, and salt. Add to the butter mixture, and mix until just combined. Add bananas, sour cream, and vanilla; mix to combine. Stir in nuts, and pour into prepared pan.

3.Bake until a cake tester inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean, about 1 hour 10 minutes. Let rest in pan for 10 minutes, then turn out onto a rack to cool.

I've missed you my sweets!
And this Martha Recipe is definitely post worthy so i just had to stop by and share! After several attempts to ripen a banana bunch I finally reached the peak of bananary ripeness to try this recipe. I first let the once firm and green bananas sit on the counter for about 4 days.But for fear of driving my nanny silently insane, for the "mess", I tried to hide them on the bottom shelf of the fridge behind the water, as the water bottle supply became scant the now brown and mushy bananas were noticeably ready for mashing or trashing. And no doubt about it mashing was the most scrumptious solution.
banana bread is absolutely a comfort food that every Kitchenista should have in her repertoire. I am so happy I've found the right recipe and can properly execute the steps to make a fully baked, moist banana bread! I hope you enjoy it as well!

1 comment:

calagias.knoblauch said...

I have to tell you... my friend Mary gave me a banana cake recipe that is to die for... I will send it to you soon.