This recipe is a modified version of Floyd's !0 Minute Banana Bread recipe shown at the lower left on the home page. It incorporates most of the suggestions Foolish Poolish made just recently and a change or two of my own. I just happened to have some over-ripe bananas and some left-over starter this morning, so I though , "Why not?" It's delicious and so tender it almost slices itself!
Sourdough Banana Bread
Preheat oven to 350° F
In a food processor, combine and pulse until broken up:
1/2 stick of room temperature butter (4 ounces/60 gr.)
2 -3 fully ripe bananas, broken into chunks
In a large mixing bowl combine and stir:
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour (214 gr.) (could be partly whole wheat, but not more than 1/2 cup)
1/2 to 3/4 cup sugar (100 to 150 gr.)
3/4 teas. salt (4.5 gr.)
3/4 teas. baking soda (3.5 gr.)
1/4 teas. baking powder (3.5 gr.)
1/2 teas. cinnamon (1 gr.)
Add the wet ingredients to the dry.
Also add up to a cup of sourdough starter. I used a scant cup of batter-consistancy starter, and it was just right. Thw weight here will vary -- some starters are heavier than others. It would be ok to use a liquid measure of 8 oz., more or less, here.
Stir all together very very well.
Optional ingredients to add at this point:
1/2 to 3/4 cups chopped walnuts, or
1 tablespoon poppy seeds, or
1 to 2 tablespoons flax seeds
I would not use more than one of these options.
Grease an 8 1/2" X 4 1/2" loaf pan or two smaller ones. Turn batter into pan(s).
Bake at 350° F on a middle rack. It should take 30 or so minutes if in two pans and about 40 in just one. Test by poking a toothpick into the center of the loaf; if it comes out clean, the bread is done.
Let sit in pan(s) for 5 minutes or so, then turn out onto a wire rack.
This is going to be my favorite use of left-over sourdough, I can tell that!
Sorry, no photos; I put it in two 8 1/2"X4 1/2" pans and the loaves are way too flat to be proud of, but they taste great.
Thanks to Foolish Poolish for getting me started on this modification and to Floyd for providing the basic recipe.