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       Title: Banana Bread
  Categories: Polkadot, Faylen, Bread:quick, Fruits
       Yield: 1 Loaf
  
   1 3/4 c  Sifted unbleached flour
   2 3/4 ts Baking powder
     1/2 ts Salt
     1/3 c  Shortening
     2/3 c  Sugar
       2    Eggs
       3    Or 4 very ripe bananas
     1/2 c  Chopped pecans or walnuts,
            -optional
  
   You can turn a yeast bread into a vegetable bread (or fruit bread)
   simply by taking 1 cup of vegetable puree or fruit puree and
   substituting it for a cup of the flour in a basic sweet bread or
   white bread recipe. (If it’s a watery puree, you might have to add
   additional flour, or try using it as a substitute for some of the oil
   or liquid instead.) You could try this as a basis for a quickbread -
   it’s the best banana bread I've ever tasted:
   
   Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Sift together flour, baking powder, and
   salt. Beat shortening in mixer until creamy. Add sugar and eggs,
   continue beating at medium speed one minute. Add bananas to egg
   mixture. Mix until blended. Add flour mixture, beating at low speed
   only until blended. Turn into buttered loaf pan and bake for 1 hour
   or until toothpick inserted in center of loaf comes out clean.
   
   Source: Marge Clark
   
   Note: I've had success with this recipe using half brown and half
   granulated white sugar, also with using 1/2 c strained yogurt in
   place of the eggs. For a little spice, I add 1/2 tsp cinnamon, 1/4
   tsp mace and 1/4 tsp nutmeg and sift them in with the flour mixture.
   Use 1 1/4 to 1 1/2 cups of pumpkin puree instead of the banana and
   put in 1 teaspoon of pumpkin pie spice, and you should end up with a
   nice, moist pumpkin bread.
   
   * The Polka Dot Palace BBS 1-201-822-3627.  Posted by FAYLEN
  
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