Saturday, August 21, 2010

Banana Bread

This recipe is out of Apples for Jam by Tessa Kiros.  If you haven't read any of her cookbooks you should.  She is fast becoming a favorite of mine.

Apples for Jam is an absolutely gorgeous book with loads of colorful pictures and great kid friendly recipes.  I've made this bread numerous times now and it is one of my favorites. The only thing I do to make it more exciting to us is to add chopped pecans. It makes a wonderful Sunday morning breakfast. I love mine straight out of the fridge with a hot cup of coffee. Jimmy likes his toasted with butter. Either way the pecans add a nice bit of crunchy to this yummy bread.

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Banana Bread

1 stick plus 1 tablespoon Butter
1 cup Dark Brown Sugar
3 Or 4 Medium Ripe Bananas, Mashed
2 Eggs
1 tsp Vanilla Extract
1 tsp Ground Cinnamon
2 cups All-Purpose Flour
1 tsp Baking Powder
3/4 tsp Baking Soda
4 Tbsp Warm Milk
A Pinch Of Salt

Preheat the oven to 350˚ degrees and butter a loaf pan.
Cream the butter and sugar until smooth and then stir in the mashed bananas. Add the eggs, vanilla, cinnamon and a pinch of salt and whisk in well. Sift in the flour and baking powder and beat until smooth. Mix togeter the baking soda and milk and stir into the batter.

Pour the mixture into the loaf pan and bake for about 50 minutes, until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Take out of pan and cool before serving.


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