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Indescribably Delicious Banana Bread

Servings 2 loaves

Ingredients
  

  • Batter:
  • 1 cup butter 2 sticks
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 4 very ripe bananas mashed * or 1 3/4 c
  • 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup buttermilk
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • Topping put on after baking:
  • 6 tablespoons butter
  • 10 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup PLUS 1 Tablespoon milk
  • 1 cup or more chopped walnuts (pecans work
  • well too)

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350°.
  • Cream butter and sugar.
  • Mash bananas, beat 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 loaf pans.
  • Bake 45 to 50 minutes or until bread pulls away from sides of pan. Cool.
  • (Note: start checking with toothpick after 35 minutes -- you don't want the bread to overbake.)
  • To prepare topping: Melt butter in saucepan.
  • Add sugar and milk.
  • Cook until very syrupy.
  • Remove from heat and add chopped nuts.
  • Pour over bread spreading to all the corners
  • and place under broiler until bubbly and brown. Watch closely.
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