Thursday, November 8, 2012

Banana Bread Recipe!

Hello crafty friends:

Today, I want to share with you Banana Bread.  I bake this in my new ovenware Temp-tations dish.  My dad gift to me, and I would like to surprise him.  It simple and delicious.  I hope you like it!

Banana Bread

  • 2 cups cake flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, melted and cooled
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 3 overripe bananas
  • 1/2 cup pecans, finely chopped
  • Confectioners' sugar, for dusting
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and lightly grease a 9 by 5-inch loaf pan.

Mash 2 of the bananas with a fork in a small bowl so they still have a bit of texture. With an electric mixer fitted with a wire whisk, whip the remaining bananas and sugar together for a good 3 minutes; you want a light and fluffy banana cream. Add the melted butter, eggs, and vanilla; beat well and scrape down the sides of the bowl. Mix in the cake flours just until incorporated; no need to overly blend. Fold in the nuts and the mashed bananas with a rubber spatula. Pour the batter into the prepared loaf pan.

Bake for about 1 hour and 15 minutes, until golden brown and a toothpick inserted into the center of the loaf comes out clean.  Cool the bread in the pan for 10 minutes or so, and then dust with confectioners' sugar, and serve. 

Thanks for stopping by and happy baking!

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