½ cup butter
1 cup granulated sugar
2 large eggs
1 tsp vanilla
¼ cup milk or buttermilk
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking powder
½ tsp baking soda
1 2/3 cup mashed ripe bananas (about 3)
In the bowl of a large electric mixer, cream together butter and sugar. Mix in eggs, vanilla and milk.
In a separate bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder and baking soda. Add to butter mixture, a little at a time, and beat until smooth (do not over mix). Fold in bananas until thoroughly mixed.
Generously butter and flour a loaf pan. Tap out excess flour. Scrape batter into pan. Sprinkle with a little more sugar. Bake at 350-degrees for one hour, or until a tester, inserted into the centre, comes out clean. Place on a rack to cool for 15 minutes before turning out. Let loaf cool before serving.