Indescribably Delicious Banana Bread
1 cup butter
1 1/2 cups sugar
4 very ripe bananas, mashed * 6-7-inches long
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
4 tablespoons buttermilk
2 cups all purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
Topping, put on after baking:
6 tablespoons butter
10 tablespoons dark brown sugar
5 tablespoons milk
1 cup or more, chopped pecans
Preheat oven to 350°
Cream butter and sugar. Mash bananas, beat 2
eggs and add to the bananas with vanilla and
buttermilk; mix well and add to creamed
butter and sugar.
Sift together flour, soda and salt. Add to
banana mixture, beat well.
Pour into 2 greased and floured 9x5x3-inch
Bake 45 to 50 minutes or until bread pulls
away from sides of pan. Cool.
To prepare Topping: Melt butter in saucepan.
Add sugar and milk. Cook until very syrupy.
Remove from heat and add chopped pecans.
Pour over bread spreading to all the corners
and place under broiler until bubbly and
brown. Watch closely.
Yield 2 loaves
*I use the rottenest bananas I can find!
Sometimes they are so black, my husband
throws em out. That's just how ripe they