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Banana Nut Bread ( A Risen Bread)
4 3/4 cup Flour - all purpose

3/4 cup Sugar

1 tsp Salt

2 package Yeast- active dry

1/3 cup Evaporated milk - undiluted

1/3 cup Water

1/3 cup Margarine

2 Eggs - at room

1 cup Banana - mashed

1/2 cup Pecans, chopped

2 tsp Cinnamon, ground

2 tbsp Margarine, melted

In large bowl, mix 1 1/4 cups flour, 1/2 cup sugar, Salt and undissolved yeast. Heat evaporated milk, water, and margarine to 120F-130F. Margarine need not melt. Add to dry ingredients; beat 2 minutes at medium speed of mixer. Add eggs, banana, and 1 cup flour; beat at high speed 2 minutes. Stir in pecans and enough remaining flour to make stiff dough. Knead 8 to 10 minutes. Set in greased bowl; grease top. Cover; let rise until doubled, about 1 hour. Punch dough down. Divide in half; shape into loaves. Place in 2 greased 8 1/2 x 4 1/2 x 2 1/2 inch loaf pans. Cover; let rise until doubled, about 1 hour. Mix remaining sugar and cinnamon. Brush loaves with melted margarine; top with sugar mixture. Bake at 375F 25 to 35 minutes. Cool. From Fleischmann's Yeast package 11/90

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