Banana Bread Cockaigne
Preheat oven to 350 degrees
1 1/2 cups flour
1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
Beat in a large bowl at medium speed until creamy:
2/3 cup sugar
3/4 stick butter
3/4 tsp. grated lemon zest (i didn't have this...so i put in some cinnamon...same diff.)
1 to 2 large eggs, beaten
2 to 3 mashed ripe bananas
Add the dry ingredients in about 3 parts, beating until smooth after each addition.
Fold in, if desired:
1/2 cup nuts
1/4 cup finely chopped dried apricots
Scrape batter into greased 8 1/2 x 4 1/2-inch pan. Bake bread for about an hour (my bread didn't take that long). Cool slightly then unmold.
I didn't have a chance to take after pictures. We dug into it too quickly!