I love bread, so I decided I would try my hand at making some. The perfect recipe presented itself on the back of a Mrs. Filbert's butter package and turns out it's pretty delicious.
You will need:
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter
1-1/4 cups sugar
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1/3 cup milk
2 medium ripe bananas, mashed
1/2 cup chopped walnuts, toasted
(I do not like nuts in my bread so I omitted that part, but then you can have banana nut bread)
Preheat the oven to 325 degrees.
Also, grease a 9 x 5 x 3-inch loaf pan and set it aside.
In a mixing bowl, beat the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
Once it looks something like this, add the eggs and vanilla extract until blended.
This is a great opportunity to get the kids in the kitchen to help. Zoey loved helping me mix all the ingredients together.
Mix the flour, baking soda and salt together in a bowl. Alternately add the flour mixture and milk until blended, beginning and ending with the flour mixture.
Mash the bananas. (Zoey had lots of fun with this part. We used a potato masher.)
Stir in the bananas (and walnuts if you use them).
Spread the batter into the prepared load pan.
Bake 1 hour and 20 minutes (until toothpick comes out clean when inserted into the center).
Let sit for about 10 minutes and then remove from pan.
Makes 1 loaf.
(See also on my cooking blog Savory Joy)