Some people escape by booking a one-week stay at a resort somewhere south of 34 degrees north - but the inescapable reality (for most of us) is that it isn't a one-way ticket (or not even a return ticket dated post March 31). So we endure. I bake. A lot.
This weekend banana bread just felt right. No whole wheat flour, pumpkin puree, coconut milk or chocolate chips this time. Just pure and simple. The classic.
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
3 bananas, mashed
1/3 cup melted butter
Melt butter in a small saucepan over low heat. Mash bananas in a medium sized bowl. Beat egg into bananas. Stir in sugar.
In a separate medium sized bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
Once butter is melted, stir into banana mixture. Add flour mixture.
Pour into a well greased loaf pan and bake for 45-55 minutes at 375 degrees or until cake tester inserted in the thickest part comes out clean. Serve warm with butter or margarine spread on top.