Aunt Buzz’s Banana Bread

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I’d bought a few too many bananas for making Mimmy’s Banana Walnut Cookies (now I know that two bananas equals approximately one cup mashed), and thought I may as well keep it all in the family and use ‘em up with my aunt’s bread recipe. I’m not certain what makes this such BananasFlopbfLOa good recipe for this classic bread – maybe it’s the triple sifting of the flour, salt, baking powder and soda – but it does make one really nice loaf (I had enough bananas left over that I doubled the recipe to get the two lovely loaves shown).

•2 medium ripe bananas
•2 cups flour
•2 tsp baking powder
•1/2 tsp baking soda
01FlourSiftedbfLO•1/2 tsp salt
•1/4 cup butter
•1/2 cup sugar
•1/2 cup milk
•2 eggs
•Optional: I tossed in a cup of those great black walnuts we bought at the Madison Farmer’s Market

Heat the oven to 350º.

Sift flour, powder, soda and salt 3 times.

BananasMilkbfLOCream butter and sugar, then add eggs one at a time.

Mash bananas with a fork and add to milk.

Mix bananas alternately with the butter/sugar mixture to the sifted flour until well blended.

Pour into greased pan and bake at 350º for one hour.

Simple. Classic. Tasty. You know, I have her zucchini bread recipe around here somewhere – I may have to make that soon…

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