Sweet Banana Bread
|All purpose flour||6 Cup (96 tbs)|
|Active dry yeast||2 1⁄4 Teaspoon (2 packages)|
|Milk||3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)|
|Sugar||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)|
|Butter/Margarine||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)|
|Ripe bananas||2 , mashed|
In large mixer bowl combine 2 cups of the flour and the yeast.
In saucepan heat milk, sugar, butter, and 1 teaspoon salt till warm (115-120°), stirring constantly to melt butter.
Add to dry mixture in mixer bowl; add banana, 1 egg, and 1 egg yolk (reserve 1 egg white).
Beat at low speed with mixer for 1/2 minute, scraping bowl.
Beat 3 minutes at high speed.
By hand, stir in enough remaining flour to make a moderately stiff dough.
Turn out on floured surface; knead till smooth (5 to 8 minutes).
Place in greased bowl; turn once.
Cover; let rise till double (about 1 hour).
Divide in half.
Cover; let rest 10 minutes.
Shape into 2 round loaves.
Place on greased baking sheets.
Make vertical cuts about 1/2 inch deep around each loaf at 3/4-inch intervals.
Combine reserved egg white and 1 teaspoon water; brush tops.
Let rise till double (30 to 45 minutes).
Bake at 400° for 30 minutes.