Classic American Banana Bread
butter stick (8 tablespoon), melted
eggs at room temperature
ripe bananas, peeled and coarsely mashed
Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F.
Butter and flour a 8.5 x 4.5 x 2.5- inch loaf pan. Set aside.
In a large mixing bowl, mix the sugar and melted butter with an electric mixer about 4 minutes.
Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition.
In a medium bowl combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon.
Add the mashed bananas to the wet mixture with the milk, and vanilla. Stir with a spatula until well combined. Mixing in the dry ingredients until the flour disappears.
Pour the batter into the prepared loaf pan and bake for approximately 1 hour to 1 hour and 10 min. or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
Before removing the cake from the mold, let it cool for 15 minutes on a wire rack. Wait until it is completely cooled before slicing.
(*) The bananas being ripe I reduced the amount of sugar from 1 cup to ¾ cup.