Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Banana Bread

Banana bread is a 'never fail to please' tea time cake. Sliced and smeared with creamy butter....oh how my taste buds tingle just thinking about it!
Who can compare baking their own to store bought? The smell wafting through the house is amazing, and having the chance to spread the butter over a freshly out of the oven, warm slice.....ouu! there go my taste buds again!

Here is the latest recipe I used, and it worked like a charm

(Recipe adapted from Simply Recipes)

4 medium size ripe bananas, mashed
1/3 cup melted butter
1 cup sugar 
1 egg, beaten
2 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon baking soda
Pinch of salt
1 1/2 cups of all-purpose flour

Handful of pecans, crushed

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C). 
  2. In a large mixing bowl cream together the sugar, butter and vanilla, then stir in the mashed bananas 
  3. In a separate bowl sift flour, baking soda and salt 
  4. Add the flour mix to the banana mix and stir together with a wooden spoon 
  5. Pour batter into a greased loaf pan, sprinkle top with pecan and bake for 1 hour (or until a knife comes out clean from poking into the middle) 
  6. Cool on a wire rack

1 comment:

Jacqueline Meldrum said...

That looks like one great banana bread! I love the crusty, nutty top. Mmmmmm :P