"Sinful" Banana Nut Bread
Posted 03 September 2010 - 07:28 PM
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons baking soda
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1 teaspoon nutmeg
1 cup butter or margarine
1 cup white sugar
1 cup brown sugar (Golden brown aka light, not dark variety)
2 cups mashed overripe bananas
4 eggs beaten
1.5 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 cup chopped walnuts
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease two 9 by 5 inch loaf pans
Sift the flour, salt, baking soda, cinammon, and nutmeg into a large bowl; thoroughly mix together.
In separate bowl, mash bananas.
In separate bowl, beat eggs and vanilla extract together.
In separate bowl, mix/cream together the butter or margarine and sugars until smooth.
In large bowl of flour, salt, baking soda, cinnamon and nutmeg, add half of mashed bananas and beaten egg mixture; mix together or fold in until blended. Add remaining mashed bananas and beaten egg mixture into bowl and blend. Then add half of sugar and butter or margarine mixture and mix/fold in until blended. Add other half of sugar and butter or margarine mixture and mix/fold in until blended. Add chopped walnuts and mix/fold mixture in until well incorporated.
Divide batter evenly between the two loaf pans. Bake for 60 to 70 minutes, until a knife inserted into the crown of the loaf comes out clean. Remove and let the loaves cool in the pans for about 5 minutes. Then turn out onto a cooling rack and cool completely. Serve or wrap in aluminum foil to keep in the moisture and refrigerate for two hours and then serve. You can also freeze portions of it for a treat days later if not devoured the first day as happened in my home. LOL
My oven tends to run on the hotter side which is a pain in the butt but always ways around it. If your oven runs on the hotter side as well, check the loaves 40 minutes in to make sure the sides are not burning or browning too quickly as compared to rest of loaf. If the sides are browning too quick or potentially burning, turn down oven to 325 and check again in 5 minutes. Insert knife at crown to check if done. If still gooey and not clean and/or sides are still browning too quickly, turn oven down further to around 300 and cook for another 5 to 10 minutes and check again with knife. Repeat as necessary until knife withdraws cleanly or okay if a tiny bit gooey as it should cook further during cool down. I like mine more so on the moist side but whatever you prefer. By doing this, you should be able to ward off overcooking or any burning.
Hope you and/or those you cook it for truly enjoy!!!!
Posted 03 September 2010 - 11:57 PM
1. Purchase (make sure cellophane seal is not violated by angry, hungry Mexican yard worker who ran out of quarters)
2. Immediately lay into microwave (Note: bring small plastic container of pancake syrup; slice seal, infuse), nuke for 3 minutes
3. Steel Reserve, 22oz. Purchase.
4. Combine ingredients in stomach (in parking lot), finish with Santa Fe Cigar Co. Cigars (Grape preferred, but menthol OK, stay away from the strawberry ones)
5. Re-enter, purchase lottery tickets, and pina-colada slushie. Return to car.
6. Have odd bowel moment, proceed to work.
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