For Christmas this year, my SIL's mom put together a cookbook filled with her favourite recipes to give out to friends and family. Entitled "Tried and True", it contains C's repertoire of long-used, successful recipes, many of them used in the catering business she runs with my SIL on top of her busy day job. The cover art was done by a relative.
Last weekend, Shan & C had a huge catering job involving the mixed curling bonspiel in Castlegar, a weekend long event in which they provided breakfast, run the concession, and do the banquet on Sunday. I helped out by making the banana bread served at the concession. The recipe comes from C's Tried and True cookbook.
New Banana Bread (this is the second of two banana bread recipes in the book...)
1 cup white sugar
1/2 cup butter
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup mashed banana (about two)
1/2 cup sour cream
1/2 cup walnuts (optional)
1 1/2 cup flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
Beat sugar and butter. Add eggs. Beat well. Add vanilla, sour cream, and bananas. Beat well. Add flour, soda, & salt. Add walnuts. Bake at 350F for about 1 hour 10 minutes.
You might recall from this post, that I'm not a huge fan of baking with bananas in it. I have tried this loaf, and it has a beautiful texture. Still, it's banana bread, so I can't say very much else about it that's totally positive. If you love banana bread, this is, by all accounts other than mine, a divine recipe!