Yield: Serves 12 to 14
Ingredients:1/2 cup butter (or margarine)
1-1/2 cups sugar
2 eggs, slightly beaten
1 cup mashed banana
1 teaspoon vanilla or lemon extract, or both
2 cups pastry or cake flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda (1 teaspoon if using sour milk)
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup milk, sweet or sour
Instructions:Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cream butter, then gradually add sugar. Add eggs and beat thoroughly. Add mashed banana and flavoring.
Sift dry ingredients together in a separate bowl and add to banana mixture alternately with milk.
Pour into loaf pan and bake for 50 to 60 minutes, testing for doneness.