Hawaiian Banana Bread
From a cookbook entitled "Food Editors' Favorites: Treasured Recipes". The bananas should be almost over-ripe. Be absolutely certain to use cake flour and sift three times like the recipe calls for. Sounds odd, I know, but the bread really doesn't turn out the same without doing that. It's like magic! :) This freezes very well.
- Ready In:
- 1hr 15mins
- 2 cups granulated sugar
- 1 cup margarine
- 6 very ripe bananas, mashed
- 4 eggs, well beaten
- 2 1⁄2 cups cake flour
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 teaspoons baking soda
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees Farenheit.
- Cream sugar and margarine.
- Add bananas and eggs.
- Sift cake flour, salt, and baking soda 3 times.
- Blend flour mixture into banana mixture, making sure not to overmix.
- Turn batter into 2 greased 9x5x3-inch loaf pans.
- Bake for 55 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in center of loaf comes out clean.
- Turn out immediately to cool on wire rack.
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I have been making this recipe since 1983. It was in a MADD cookbook of food editors' favorites. My family loves this recipe.. it is true, the roper the bananas the better. I usually blend the bananas and eggs in my blender for a smooth non chunky texture. I think baking time is also affected by the ripeness/liquid content of the bsnanas.Reply
This was a very good banana bread. Using very ripe bananas is definitely the secret in getting that wonderful banana flavor--and this recipe has lots of them! My husband ate almost an entire loaf while it was cooling off! I did substitute butter for the margarine (personal preference). I just wish I had dropped the heat back about 25 degrees because the outside browned quicker than the inside cooked.Reply