Todd's Wonder Banana Bread
Todd VanderHayden introduced me to this wonderful recipe. He baked it often
when we were rooming together. Once, I got him to bake one of these for Sonia
(this is before we were married) and I mailed it to her in New Jersey. I
scored big points with this move and got to be known as the "banana bread
guy" among her friends. This is an excellent recipe if you have never
baked bread before or never had patience with all the kneading that is
required for most breads. For this recipe, you pretty much mash all the
ingredients together and throw the goop in the oven. Recipe based heavily on
one by James Beard.
Makes one large loaf.
Soften the butter till it spreads easily (putting it on the defrost cycle in the microwave works nicely).
Mix the butter, sugar and honey and beat for a couple of minutes.
Add the eggs and thoroughly mix in the bananas.
Sift together the flour, soda and salt and blend thoroughly into the mixture.
Finally fold in the nuts.
Butter a 12 x 4 1/2 x 2 1/2 loaf tin and pour in the batter. Bake in a
preheated 350 degree oven for 1 hour, or until a knife inserted in the center
comes out clean.
From the Dinner Co-op