Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Banana Bread

Martha Stewart knows how to bake!  This may be the first Martha recipe that I've ever tackled and it turned out great.
I love banana bread made with sour cream. It gives the bread a little somethin' somethin'!  The hardest part of this whole process was slicing the banana bread. It was primarily due to my lack of patience in letting the bread completely cool. What can I say? I was hungry!

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.

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1 comment:

Kelly said...

This looks so good! I usually add chocolate chips to mine (of course) :) I wish I had seen this sooner! I just threw out about 4 brown bananas! :/