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Crazy Aunt Pam’s Banana Bread

February 5, 2012

My Aunt Pam came down a few years back. I lovingly call her Crazy Aunt Pam because she never rests when she is on “vacation.”  While she was with us she made sauce, chicken marsalla, and baked.  She also gave me her banana bread recipe.  The secret is the sour cream which helps keep it moist.  Below is her kick ass recipe.

The ingredients: 3 nasty bananas, 1 cup white sugar, 1/2 cup sour cream, 1/4 cup margerine, 1 1/2 cups flour, 1 tsp baking soda, 1/2 tsp salt and 1 egg.

Peel and/or squeeze the 3 bananas into a bowl.

Mash the heck out of them. I use a potato masher, but you can use whatever utensil your little heart desires.

Add the sour cream and the egg.

Blend the sour cream and egg with the bananas. Since I am lazy and dislike doing dishes I use the masher to mix them together. Feel free to use a spoon if you’d like.

Add the melted margarine. My Aunt Pam swears margarine makes a better bread than butter. I’ll take her word for it, and so should you.

Combine the flour, baking soda and salt in a bowl.  Mix with a fork.

Add the dry ingredients to the wet and mix thoroughly.

Pour into a greased bread pan. You can flour it if you’d like but I never do.

Bake at 325 degrees for 45 minutes. Insert toothpick into middle, if it comes cleans remove from oven. If it has batter on it, bake for an additonal 10-15 minutes checking every so often.

Allow to cool 10 minutes in the pan, then remove from pan, and allow to cool completely on a wire rack. Cut into slices and enjoy with a cup of coffee.

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