Monday, April 27, 2009
Banana Bread! That is all that is left my friends!
Sunday is my favorite day to cook and I just wanted an easy dessert. You can tell by my other recipes that I love easy! So this banana bread was delicious and I mostly did it while sitting on the couch with my husband. After spending a few minutes sitting mashing bananas I just added some ingredients here there while stirring and then threw it in the oven. I will give credit for this snazzy recipe to Simply Recipes.
* 3 or 4 ripe bananas, smashed ( I used 5 bananas)
* 1/3 cup melted butter
* 1 cup sugar
* 1 egg, beaten
* 1 teaspoon vanilla
* 1 teaspoon baking soda
* Pinch of salt
* 1 1/2 cups of all-purpose flour
No need for a mixer for this recipe. Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C). With a wooden spoon, mix butter into the mashed bananas in a large mixing bowl. Mix in the sugar, egg, and vanilla. Sprinkle the baking soda and salt over the mixture and mix in. Add the flour last, mix. Pour mixture into a buttered 4x8 inch loaf pan. Bake for 1 hour. Cool on a rack. Remove from pan and slice to serve. I smeared it with butter and added a tall glass of milk. As always, serve and enjoy!
The only dilemna I had was with the baking. I cooked as instructed and it baked everywhere but the middle. I finally had to wrap tinfoil around the edges to stop the burning and cook a little longer. Any tips or suggestions for this would be appreciated.