Sunday, April 09, 2006

THE REMAINS OF THE BANANA BREAD















isn’t there a movie or a book called "the remains of the day"? anyways, the remains of the banana bread i baked today are in the pictures above and below. i know banana bread is not very italian. in fact, most italians who had never tried it look at me like i’m nuts when i offer it to them! but today it was the perfect accompaniment to a sunday brunch in the sunshine at my friend m.’s house. it went down very well and without complaints! the recipe comes from my best friend j. in minneapolis. i have been using this recipe for the past 15 years. it’s foolproof and rich as hell.















here’s the recipe:
cream:
4 tablespoons butter
1 cup sugar

add and mix well:
1 egg

add and mix:
1/2 cup sour cream

sift together and mix into the batter:
3/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 1/2 cup flour

puree and add:
3 large ripe bananas

sprinkle the top with cinnamon and brown sugar. pour the batter into a buttered and floured bread pan. bake at 175 degrees celcius (or 350 farenheit) for 45 minutes. let cool and serve up in slices!

variations i use are:
1/2 cup walnuts chopped in large chunks, 1 shot whiskey, fresh orange or lemon peel. i almost always add the walnuts and the whiskey and i highly recommend this variation!

3 Comments:

Blogger Tracie B. said...

they can scoff all they want, but the proof is in the pane...

11:57 AM  
Anonymous Ivonne said...

That picture is only evidence of how good the banana bread was!

:o)

5:03 AM  
Anonymous M. said...

even after our eggs, cheese, salamino & pancakes, we managed a few pieces of the b.b.

1:13 PM  

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