Monday, October 24, 2011

Easy Banana Bread

This recipe came from "The Pastors Wives Cookbook" ©1978.  It is good and the Professor likes it.  I wanted it to taste like the Amish Banana Walnut Bread I bought at the Gibson General Store and it doesn't.  It isn't as moist and not as sweet.  I was wondering if the Amish made it with a starter.  I could make this again but will be looking for the perfect banana bread I tasted before.
Easy Banana Bread
1 cup sugar
½ cup butter or margarine (I used butter)
2 eggs, unbeaten
1½ cups bananas, mashed
1Tablespoonful lemon juice (I used the ReaLemon)
2 cups flour
3 teaspoonsful baking powder
½ teaspoonful salt
1 cup nuts, chopped (I used English walnuts)
1 teaspoonful vanilla
Cream sugar with butter, add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Stir in bananas and lemon juice. Sift flour with baking powder and salt; add and mix quickly. Stir in nuts. Bake in greased 9"x5"x3" loaf pan at 350° for about an hour until done when tested. Cool on rack.