Sunday, July 6, 2008

Banana Bread

Make this the night before and treat yourself to dessert in the morning. Microwave it for a few seconds so you feel like its straight from the oven.

½ cup butter, softened (on the melty side)
1 cup sugar
2 egg yolks beaten stiffly
4 large bananas, mashed
2 cups flour
½ tsp baking soda
1/8 tsp salt
1 cup walnuts or pecans, chopped

1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Prepare a bread pan by lining it with wax paper- the bread will be easiest to get out this way. If you are presenting this for a brunch however, butter and flour the pan since the wax paper can make lines or creases in the bread and it won’t look as pretty.

2. In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour, baking soda and salt. Mix in the butter. Then sugar, bananas and nuts. Fold in the egg yolks last.

3. Pour batter into the pan and bake until the bread has a deep crack down the middle, is browned on top and a toothpick comes out from the middle clean.

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