Beth's Banana Bread
A very basic but good banana bread recipe made with buttermilk. This is basically a half batch of the original Betty Crocker recipe.
softened (60 grams) -- margarine okay too
plus 2 tablespoons sugar
mashed or ¾ cup mashed bananas (170 grams)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour an 8x4 inch loaf pan.
In a mixing bowl, beat together the butter and sugar.
Add the egg and beat until light and fluffy, then add bananas, buttermilk and vanilla and stir until smooth. Batter may look curdled at this point.
Thoroughly whisk or sift together the baking soda, salt and flour, then gradually add the flour mixture to the batter and stir with a rubber scraper until incorporated. Add nuts if using.
Pour into pan and smooth to edges. Bake for 45 minutes, and if banana bread isn't done continue baking for another 15 or so. Bread is done when a skewer or pick inserted comes out clean.
This recipe is adapted from the Betty Crocker tried and true recipe.