Recipe of the Week: Banana Bread
One of my all time favorites!!! I've actually been baking it like crazy lately and have been experimenting with some new variations. Here is my recipe...pretty basic.
½ cup butter, softened
1 cup sugar
3 ripe bananas, mashed
2 cups flour
1 tsp baking soda
Preheat to 350 degrees. Cream butter and sugar until smooth; beat in eggs. Fold in bananas. Add four and baking soda stirring until just combined. Bake for 60 minutes.
Variations include adding walnuts (a known fav) or perhaps pecans for a twist. I've also added a cup of raisins to the batter for a sweeter bread. Very yummy. Top it with a few crumbles of brown sugar for a crusty top and drizzle a little white icing for an added treat.
1 ziploc bag
1 tbsp milk
1/2 cup to 1 cup powdered sugar (vary to your taste; I like it thick)
Mix milk and sugar in ziploc bag until well smoothed, snip the corner of the bag with scissors and you've got a pastry bag!!! Drizzle over cooled bread for a tasty snack!