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                           CRANBERRY BANANA BREAD
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 Serving Size  : 8    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Breads
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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    2 2/3   c            Sugar
    1       c            Water
    4       c            Fresh cranberries
    1 3/4   c            Sifted flour
      1/2   t            Salt
    2       t            Baking powder
      1/4   t            Baking soda
      1/3   c            Butter,melted
    2                    Eggs,beaten
      1/2   c            Chopped walnuts
    1       c            Mashed banana
      1/4   c            Cranberry juice,reserved
                         -from cooked berries,option
    2       T            Granulated sugar,optional
    2       T            Grand Marnier,optional
   From “The California Heritage Cookbook,” the Junior League of
   In a large saucepan, bring 2 cups sugar and the water to a boil,
   stirring to dissolve the sugar. Add the berries and simmer over low
   heat for 10 minutes or until berries pop open. Cool. Drain the
   berries, reserving the juice and measuring 1 cup of berries for use
   in the bread.
   Sift together the flour, salt, baking powder and baking soda. In a
   large bowl, combine 2/3 cup sugar, the butter, eggs, walnuts, banana
   and berries. Add the flour mixture to the berry mixture, stirring
   until blended. Pour the mixture into a greased and lightly floured
   9x5x3: loaf pan. Bake in a preheated, 350'F. oven for 1 hour or until
   a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
   For a topping (optional) combine the cranberry juice, 2 tablespoons
   sugar and the Grand Marnier in a small saucepan and stir over low
   heat until heated through. Poke a few holes in the baked loaf and
   pour on the topping. Cool 10 minutes in the pan. Turn the loaf out on
   a rack and cool completely. Wrap in foil and store one day before
   slicing. Makes 1 loaf.
   Nutritional analysis per serving: 360.4 calories; 8.6 grams total fat;
   (3.8 grams saturated fat); 4 grams protein; 22.4 grams carbohydrates;
   71.7 milligrams cholesterol; 169.4 milligrams sodium.
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