The buttermilk addition makes the banana bread even more pleasing that it already is. (if that's even possible) The buttermilk gives a softer, moister crumb and a lovely golden hue which is very pleasing to the eye. It becomes the colour I imagined banana bread would be.
This does not last very long in my house, between me, hubby and toddler it was tough to get a photograph of the slices before they disappeared.
250g plain flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
a good pinch of salt
2 large ripe bananas
1/2 cup buttermilk
Preheat oven to 150°C. Grease a loaf pan.
In a large bowl, sift the flour, baking powder, bicarbonate soda, and salt; set aside.
Whisk together butter and sugar until light, add the eggs one at a time and the buttermilk. Add the mashed bananas and beat well until smooth. If your mixture looks a little curdled, don't worry.
Pour wet ingredients over dry ingredients and whisk until just combined.
Pour batter into prepared load pan. Bake for 1hour and 10mins or until a toothpick inserted in the middle of the loaf comes out clean. Let it cool for 30 mins before slicing and serving.