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Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Sweet Cream Banana Bread with a Caramelized Sugar Crust

I have a handful of recipes that I use over and over again and never tire of. This is one of them. It is beyond good, in fact, I have never tasted a banana bread that compares. It’s buttery, it’s tender, and has the most amazing caramelized sugar crust that you will love when you take a bite.

Kar’ adapted this banana bread recipe from one they made at The Scottsdale Culinary Institute (where she went to school):

1 cube softened butter

1 cup granulated sugar

1/2 cup brown sugar

2 eggs

1 tsp vanilla

2 cups cake flour (or 1 3/4 cup regular flour)

1/2 tsp baking soda

1/4 tsp salt

1/2 cup heavy whipping cream

2 medium sized ripe bananas, mashed very well

Cream together butter and sugars. Mix in eggs and vanilla. Add flour, soda, and salt. Be sure not to over mix, as it will result in a heavier bread. Fold in cream and banana.

Pam loaf pan (standard size). Take about a 1/3 cup of Sugar In The Raw or use brown sugar (this sugar is not listed in the recipe above) if that’s all you have. Press the sugar to the bottom and sides of your pan. The Pam helps it adhere, but don’t give yourself a headache if a lot of it slides to the bottom- it’s normal. Pour in your batter and smooth the top.

Bake at 350 for 50 minutes. If a toothpick comes out clean, it’s done.

Posted by Piglet (Bri)


Dickinson's said...

Just made this today, and it turned out so good! Thanks!!

Audrey Crisp said...

I'm really into banana bread! I must make this!! Thanks!

Mini Me said...

How much butter? What does one cube mean? Thanks! I really want to try this recipe! Looks great

Briana said...

Mini me- Sorry about the confusion. 1 cube means 1 stick. My mom calls sticks of butter, cubes and I guess it rubbed off on me. :)

Unknown said...

1 cube or 1 stick of butter = 1/2 cup