Friday, May 2, 2008
Beautiful Banana Bread
This is for Not Quite Nigella's Banana Bread Bake-off. Thanks for hosting this - I can't wait to see the round-up!
I've made this banana bread a half dozen times, and just don't tire of it. Not being much of a baker, I loved this when I realized there was no yeast to work with (yeast and I have a hate-hate relationship). I immediately thought of these as party favors for the Chennai Bloggers Meet (always nice to have something sweet to take home).
I had never baked them in individual portions before, but that turned out to be a breeze. I just bought little aluminium foil loaf-ish pans, and baked them two at a time (leaving a little space for the bread to rise).
Banana Bread with Walnuts (makes 4 small-ish servings)
3 medium Bananas, cut into small pieces
1 1/4 All-Purpose Flour
1 cup Sugar
1/2 cup Melted Butter
Salt, to taste (about 1/2 tsp)
1 tsp Baking Soda
1/2 cup Walnuts, chopped (optional)
Preheat the oven to 350 deg F.
In a bowl, combine the sugar and butter until creamy.
Add the banana a couple of pieces at a time.
Add the eggs, AP flour, salt and baking soda and mix well till combined.
Add the chopped walnuts.
Pour into the loaf pans
Bake for 45-50 minutes.
I packed them up and was all set to go off and meet my new friends! And I was left with a home smelling of lovely freshly baked bread!