Love deeply. Laugh. Cry. Talk to God. Be realistic about the to-do list. Stay in touch. Hug. Dream. Smile. Break Bread often with Family. Spend Time with your Girlfriends. Shop til you Drop! Extend Grace. Be Quick to Forgive and Slow to Anger. Walk. Breathe. Sing. Dance. Read. Eat Chocolate. Savor a Good Glass of Wine. Wiggle your Toes. Sleep well. Life is Good!

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Sourdough Banana Nut Bread

What else do ya do with over-ripe black bananas?

I've made many loaves of banana bread over the years, 
but I think this one tops the list!  I went on a search this 
morning for something I could make with my sourdough 
starter and those almost  raunchy bananas on the counter.  
This was it!  I altered the recipe a little ... so you might wanna 
take a look at the original recipe over at mmm is for mommy!  
Hey! It's ok to adapt a recipe!  The original was changed from 
the original original is at The Fresh Loaf and even it came 
from the 1972 Don and Myrtle Holm's Sourdough Cookbook 
(which I just ordered from Amazon)!

Below is how I put the recipe together  ... out of necessity!
I didn't  have unsalted butter, 
or cinnamon chips,
or turbinado sugar.
And!  I like nuts in banana bread!

Sourdough Banana Nut Bread

1/3 cup salted butter at room temperature
1 cup sugar
1 egg
1 cup mashed banana
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup sourdough starter
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 cup pecans or walnuts (I chose ground pecans)
2 Tablespoons brown sugar, for top

In large mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar until light,  Add egg and beat.  Add banana, sourdough starter and vanilla and beat well.  Combine all-purpose flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cinnamon and add 1/4 at a time to wet ingredients, stirring together to combine .... reserve last 1/4 and add nuts, coating well before adding to batter.  Mix well.  Pour into greased loaf pan ... or spring form pan .... or cast iron skillet ... or muffin tins!  However you roll!  Sprinkle top of batter lightly with brown sugar.

Bake for one hour in preheated 350 degree oven (or until knife blade comes out clean).  All to cool in pan for ten minutes ... then completely cool on a wire rack!

Options:  Dust top with confectioner's sugar!   Add chocolate chips to batter!  Add Peanut Butter Chips to batter!  Top with real whipped cream!!   The possibilities are endless!!

NOTE:  I still had two more raunchy bananas and enough starter for a second batch!  Adding chocolate chips!  And, while refilling the flour canister, I found this:

It has buttermilk in the recipe!!  
Can't wait to try it!  

No comments:

Post a Comment