"A man who was fond of wine was offered some grapes at dessert after dinner. "Much obliged," said he, pushing the plate aside; "I am not accustomed to take my wine in pills."--Jean Antheleme Brillat-Savarin, The Physiology of Taste
1 stick butter (at room temperature) 1 cup sugar 3 large bananas (old ones are best) 2 eggs 2 cups flour pinch of salt 1 tsp baking soda 1/2 cup shelled walnuts (optional)
Beat sugar and butter until creamy and set aside. Mash bananas in separate bowl. Add eggs, flour, salt and baking soda to butter/sugar mixture and mix well. Add banana mush and mix at low speed. Fold in nuts if desired.
Bake in greased loaf pan for 55-60 minutes (depending on your oven) at 350. Test with a toothpick.
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