Sweet Bread NLB's Indescribably Delicious Banana Bread

posted by Terra80 01-26-101 9:42 AM

from nlb over at Gail's at epicurious
NLB’s Indescribably Delicious Banana Bread

Topping:(put on after baking)
6 Tbl. butter
10 Tbl. dark brown sugar
5 Tbl. milk
1 cup (or more) chopped pecans

Batter:
1 cup butter
1 1/2 cups sugar
2 eggs
4 very ripe bananas
1 tsp. vanilla
4 Tbl. buttermilk
2 cups flour
1 1/2 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt


Preheat oven to 350. Cream butter and sugar. Mash bananas, beat 2 eggs and add to 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 9"x5"x3" loaf pans. Bake 45-50 minutes 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 corners and place under broiler til brown and bubbly. Watch closely. Yield: 2 loaves

*Use very ripe bananas.

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