Bonnie’s Banana Bread
Makes One Loaf
½ cup of butter
1 cup of granulated sugar
2 large eggs
1 cup of very ripe mashed bananas
¼ cup of buttermilk
2 cups of all-purpose flour
1 ½ teaspoons of baking powder
½ teaspoon of baking soda
¼ teaspoon of salt
½ cup of chopped nuts (optional)
Pre-heat the oven to 350º F.
Grease and flour one 8x4x3-inch loaf pan or use four small loaf pans.
Cream the butter and sugar together. Add the eggs one at a time, beating until incorporated. Add the bananas and buttermilk. Sift the dry ingredients and add to the mixture. Fold in nuts if using them.
Bake for one hour, checking with a toothpick at 50 minutes. Decrease time for smaller pans (about 30 minutes). Let cool for 10 minutes on a wire rack, and then turn out of the pans onto the rack to cool . Cool completely before slicing with a serrated knife.
This bread is best eaten one day after it's made.