Thursday, December 30, 2010

banana bread

i made this today.
it has been a family favorite
for as long as i can remember.

banana bread {makes 2 loaves}

4 cups flour {i use half whole wheat pastry flour}
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
2 sticks butter {at room temp}
2 cups sugar
4 eggs
2 cups mashed ripe banana {four big ones}
2/3 cup milk
2 teaspoons lemon juice
1 cup chopped pecans

preheat oven to 350°
butter 2 standard loaf pans.

sift flour, baking soda, salt.

cream butter, add sugar, then add eggs and banana.

combine milk & lemon juice.

to the butter mixture, fold in one third of flour mixture, then half of milk mixture.  repeat.  it should go: dry-wet-dry-wet-dry.

fold in pecans.

pour into prepared pans and bake for 1.25 - 1.5 hours, or until a knife comes out clean.

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