Sourdough Banana Bread

1 cup butter, soft

2 cups sugar

3 eggs

2 ¼ cup mashed, ripe banana

1 ½ cups sourdough starter

½ cup buttermilk

4 ¼ cups unbleached white flour

2 teaspoons salt

2 teaspoons baking powder

1 teaspoon soda

1 ½ cup chopped walnuts

Cream together butter and sugar.

Add egg and mix until well blended.

Stir in banana, starter and buttermilk.

Sift flour with salt, baking powder and soda.

Add flour mixture and walnuts to the first mixture, stirring just until blended.

Pour into two greased 9 by 5 inch loaf pans.

Bake in a 350º oven for one hour or more, until a pick inserted in the center comes out clean.

Cool thoroughly on a wire rack before slicing.

About Laurie Anderson

Co-Owner of The Shelburne Inn, Restaurant & Pub.
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