Those two blackened and forlorn bananas lurking in the fruit bowl are actually underdogs ready for glory. Banana bread toasted and dripping with salted butter is just such a good thing.
Preheat oven to 350F/175C
2/3 C sugar
75g (1/3 C) unsalted butter
Then mash in:
2 overripe bananas
And beat in:
Then mix in the dry ingredients:
1 1/2 C plain flour
2 1/4 tsp baking powder
You can stop there, or you can add:
1/2 C coarsely chopped nuts (walnuts or pecans are nice)
1/4 C chopped dried fruit (apricots, currants, sultanas, prunes, you name it)
1 tsp cinnamon
Pour the batter into a buttered bread pan and bake for 45 mins to an hour until a tester inserted comes out clean. Cool, remove from pan, and slice when needed.