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       Title: Banana Bread #2
  Categories: Breads
       Yield: 1 loaf
  
   1 3/4 c  All-purpose flour
   1 1/2 ts Baking powder
     1/2 ts Baking soda
     1/2 ts Salt
     1/2 ts Ground ginger
     1/4 ts Ground allspice
     1/4 ts Grated nutmeg
       1 ts Grated lemon peel (optional)
     1/4 c  Ground almonds (optional)
     1/2 c  Butter or margarine
     3/4 c  Sugar
       2    Eggs
   1 1/2 c  Mashed banana (4 medium
            -bananas)
  
   1. Preheat oven to 350 F.  Grease 9 x 5 inch loaf pan. 2. Sift
   flour,baking powder,  baking  soda,  salt,  ginger,
      allspice and nutmeg together in bowl.  Add lemon peel and almonds.
      Stir until combined.  Set aside. 3. Beat butter in large mixing
   bowl until soft amd creamy.
      Beat  in  sugar  until  light and fluffy.  Add eggs and beat until
      thoroughly  blended.   Beat  in  flour  mixture  alternately  with
      bananas until mixture is well blended.  Pour into prepared pan. 4.
   Bake in center of oven 1 hour to 1 hour 5 minutes, or until
      toothpick  inserted in center comes out clean.  5.  Cool in pan on
      wire  rack  10  minutes.   Invert  from pan and cool completely on
      rack.
   
   Variation: Banana-walnut or -pecan bread: Omit almonds. Add 3/4 cup
   coarsely chopped walnuts or pecans with bananas.
  
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