Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Banana Bread

This is the first quick bread recipe that I created. It is adapted from a couple of recipes I found in Cooks Illustrated Magazine's Best Recipes and a Sunset Best Recipes cookbook. I don't usually add nuts, but it would be very good with walnuts added if you prefer a nutty bread. This recipe doubles easily.

Banana Bread
2 1/4 cups flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/3 cup butter
3/4 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 cup mashed banana
1/4 cup buttermilk
1/2 tsp vanilla
Cream butter and sugar. Sift and measure flour. Measure all dry ingredients into bowl and whisk to mix and set aside. Add eggs one at a time to butter mixture, beating well after each. Add buttermilk, vanilla, and banana. Fold in dry ingredients until just combined. Place in greased and floured 9x5 inch loaf pan. Bake in preheated 350 degree oven for about 1 hour, until toothpick come out clean. Cool in pan 10 minutes and then remove from pan. Don't wrap until fully cool.

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