1920: baking bread

In 1920 over 70% of American's baked their own bread! That's domesticity at its finest. In an effort to kill two birds with one stone, I'm sharing a Banana Bread Loaf recipe. Consider this the "recipe revamp" from yesterday's Banana & Popcorn Salad and a tribute to all of those bread baking goddesses!

Banana Bread Loaf
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup butter
3/4 cup brown sugar

2 eggs, beaten

2 1/3 cups mashed overripe bananas

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease a 9x5 inch loaf pan.
In a large bowl, combine flour, baking soda and salt. In a separate bowl, cream together butter and brown sugar. Stir in eggs and mashed bananas until well blended. Stir banana mixture into flour mixture; stir just to moisten. Pour batter into prepared loaf pan.
Bake in preheated oven for 60 to 65 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into center of the loaf comes out clean. Let bread cool in pan for 10 minutes, then turn out onto a wire rack.

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