Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Hola! and Sour Cream Banana Bread

Hi! I'm Becca, as Barbara so kindly introduced me in the last post. I think Barbara and I get along well in the kitchen because we both love things that really aren't good for us (hello chocolate and cream cheese... not necessarily in the same dish) and we are willing to try just about anything. I'm going to start my blogging adventure with an awesome favorite. I got this recipe from a now-defunct stay-at-home-moms' Yahoo group, and it has never failed me. I think the secret to making this a truly moist and perfect quick bread is a stoneware loaf pan. I prefer to use a four-up mini loaf pan - two guesses at the maker! (Barbara and I also share a fondness for kitchen tools - what one of doesn't have, the other does, for sure!) Now that I have folded many loads of laundry, cleaned the kitchen, and baked a batch of this yummy bread, I am allowed to blog!

Sour Cream Banana Bread
1-1/2 cups sugar
1 cup sour cream
1 cup softened butter or margarine
2 smashed bananas
2 tsp vanilla
2 cups flour
1 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda

In a large bowl, mix sugar, sour cream, and butter/margarine on low for 1 minute.
Add smashed bananas and vanilla. Mix another minute.
Add flour, salt and baking soda. Mix another minute.
You can add a cup of chopped nuts if desired.
Bake for 45-60 minutes at 375. (In my stoneware mini loaf pan, I bake for 45 minutes.) You may want to remove yourself from the house, the smell is irresistible!
This recipe can be multiplied up to 4 times.
Enjoy! No butter required!!


~3 Sides of Crazy~ said...

Great recipe Becca and I too share that fondness for all things daring in the kitchen, pampered chef and new recipes.

Barbara said...

Sounds delicious Becca! I added bananas to my grocery list this week for this recipe! Are one of those loaves for me?

Becca said...

I'll bring you a loaf, Barbara! :) They smelled so good I had to keep reminding myself that they really do need to cool before I should dig in...

Barbara said...

What can I make you in return? I should finally make up a batch of ponnukokur to share the recipe and the goods :)

Barbara said...

This was delicious! Thank you so much for the banana bread!

Kiy said...

I am a bit (haha, a bit?) behind, but wanted to say WOW does that look good. I can almost smell that from here - but then, banana bread is a serious weakness. I have to ask, where did you ever find such a cool pan? Or, does it just look like four pans connected? Awesome.

Cheers, Kiy

Becca said...

Kiy, Thanks! It is so moist, you don't even have to put butter on it. Mmmm. The pan is from Pampered Chef. I also use it for making pound cake loaves. It's getting seasoned, so I don't have to oil it any more! Which I love! :)
Barbara, I believe I owe you so let's just say we're even. :) I'm referencing the fun, yummy mystery dinner and the last cocktail party, of course!