From Barbara Ross: This is my late mother-in-law's recipe for banana bread. She never really adjusted when all her kids grew up and moved out. She shopped, until she died, for a family of eight. As a result, she always had way too many bananas to consume before they went soft, and therefore, she almost always had banana bread on hand when her grandkids came to visit it. They loved the banana bread and I love that they still make it according to her recipe.
Serves 6 to 10.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees (F).
Cream butter and sugar and add eggs.
Add cream and lemon juice to mashed bananas, then combine with the butter, sugar, and eggs mixture.
Add sifted flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt, and finally the nuts. Stir only enough to blend.
Bake in a greased loaf pan at 350 degrees for 45 - 55 minutes. A wooden skewer inserted into center should come out mostly clean.
Cool in loaf pan for 10 minutes then turn out onto a wire rack and cool completely.