Anyway, here are some pictures and my wife's recipe for Banana bread. I made it under her instruction last night and, as it came out well, again this evening. This time it has some nuts in it too!
|1.75 cups of all-purpose Flour||1.25 teaspoons of Baking Powder||Half a teaspoon of Baking Soda|
|Two-thirds of a Cup Sugar||One-third of a cup of Butter||2 Eggs|
|2 tablespoons (1 oz) Milk||1 cup mashed Bananas||Quarter cup of chopped nuts|
So I peeled each one and removed all the black flesh, all the decayed-looking flesh, etc., and still ended up with a deent amount from each one (except one, which was a complete write-off!).
You can see the result here on the right.
- Stir together the flour, baking powder, and baking soda. Set aside.
- Use a fork to mash and mix the bananas. Continue until as many of the lumps as possibly have been removed - probably at least five minutes.
- Use a fork to mix the sugar and butter together, continuing to mix and cream the mixture for three or four minutes.
- Add an egg and beat it in; add the milk and mix it in, and add the other egg and beat that in well too. The mixture should be smooth and creamy to the eye.
- Alternately add some flour and some banana, mixing them well in to the mixture.
- Add the nuts and fold them in to the mixture.
- Grease a loaf pan (8" x 4" x 2" is about right) (use the paper wrapper from the butter or two or three squirts of Pam-equivalent).
- Pour the mixture in to the loaf pan. Smooth it out, and tease it up somewhat at the corners.
- Bake at 350F for an hour.