*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                             Quick Banana Bread
 
 Recipe By     : Joy of Cooking
 Serving Size  : 1    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Breads And Coffeecakes
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    1 3/4  cups          sifted all-purpose flour
    2 1/4  teaspoons     double-acting baking powder
      1/2  teaspoon      salt
      1/3  cup           shortening
      2/3  cup           sugar
      3/4  teaspoon      grated lemon rind
    1                    beaten egg -- * see note
    1      cup           ripe banana pulp -- * see note
      1/2  cup           broken nutmeats
      1/4  cup           finely chopped dried apricots
 
 Preheat oven to 350. Sift together flour, baking powder and salt. Blend
 shortening, sugar and lemon rind until creamy. Beat in eggs and banana. Add
 the sifted ingredients in about 3 parts to the sugar mixture. Beat the
 batter after each addition until smooth. Fold in nuts and apricots. Place
 the batter in a greased 8 1/2 x 4 1/2 loaf pan. Bake the bread about 1 hour
 or until done. Cool before slicing.
 
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 NOTES : * recipe says 1 to 2 beaten eggs
 * recipe says 1 to 1 1/4 cups banana pulp