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       Title: Mom’s Banana Loaf
  Categories: Breads
       Yield: 1 servings
  
     1/2 c  Butter or margarine
            ; (1 stick) softened
       3 md Bananas; (1 cup mashed)
       2 lg Eggs
       2 c  All-purpose flour
       1 c  Granulated sugar
       1 ts Baking soda; dissolved in
       2 tb Hot water or sour milk; or
       1 tb Baking powder
  
   Recipe by: St. Louis Post-Dispatch 3/3/97
   Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour one
   9-by-5-inch loaf pan or three 5-by-3-inch loaf pans.
   
   In large mixer bowl, beat together butter and bananas until
   combined; beat in eggs, one at a time.
   
   In medium bowl, stir together flour and sugar (and baking
   powder, if using). Add to banana mixture. Mix only to
   combine. If using baking soda and hot water, add and
   combine.
   
   Bake large loaf 45 to 55 minutes, smaller loaves 35 to 45
   minutes. Bread is done when toothpick inserted in center of
   loaf comes out clean.
   
   Yield: 1 large loaf or 3 small loaves.
   
   Variations: Add one of the following to batter: 1/2 cup
   walnuts or pecans, chopped; 1/2 cup raisins; 1/2 cup
   chocolate chips; 1 medium tart apple, chopped coarsely.
   Stir briefly to combine.
   
   Recipe from Charles Greer, who can be heard as host of
   “Party Line” on radio station WGNU (920 AM).
  
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