This is not the kitchen of a person who cleans as she goes. I got so wrapped up in all the mixing, measuring and sifting that I just had one huge mess.
You can't see it all, but apparently I sifted quite a bit of flour onto the counter instead of the bowl.
I didn't even put any of my ingredients away when I was through with them. This is so not like me, or maybe I am messier than I think.
Ok, in the oven to bake for an hour so I cleaned up the kitchen. I had batter dripped all over the counters and egg shells in the sink plus dirty spoons. I rinsed everything and put it all in the dishwasher.
Just look at this gorgeous bread. So worth the mess.
This is one of the best recipes I have ever tried, so moist and sooooooooo good. (I think it's the secret ingredient of sour cream.)
Libby's Banana Bread
1 1/2 c. sifted flour
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp. sale
1/2 c. butter
1 c. sugar
1 tsp vanilla
grated rind of half a lemon
3/4 c. mashed ripe bananas
2 tbls. sour cream
1/2 c, chopped nuts (optional)
Sift togethr flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Set aside. Work butter until soft, then work in sugar a little at a time until smooth. Beat in eggs one at a time, add the vanilla, grated lemon rind and bananas. Stir in flour mixture alternately with sour cream. Pour into a greased loaf pan & bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 1 hour, or until a toothpick comes out clean. Remove from pan & cool on a rack. I love mine glazed with a mixture of conf. sugar and a little milk.
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