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Holiday Banana Bread

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  All purpose flour 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
  Sugar 2⁄3 Cup (10.67 tbs)
  Baking powder 3 Teaspoon
  Salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Baking soda 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Margarine 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
  Mashed banana 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Eggs 2
  Chopped walnuts 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Chopped candied citron 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Chopped candied orange peel 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Finely chopped candied cherries 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Chopped candied pineapple 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Dark raisins 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)

Preheat oven to 350F.
Grease well a 9-by-5-by- 3-inch loaf pan.
Into large bowl, sift flour with sugar, baking powder, salt, and soda.
With pastry blender, cut in margarine until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
Add banana and eggs; with electric mixer at low speed, beat 2 minutes.
Add nuts, candied fruit, and raisins; beat until well blended.
Turn into prepared pan.
Bake 1 hour and 10 minutes, or until cake tester inserted in center comes out clean.
Let cool in pan on wire rack 10 minutes.
Re- move from pan; let cool completely on rack.
Wrap with plastic film, then in foil, and store overnight before serving.
Makes 1 loaf.

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