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Banana Tea Bread

Quantity is for a rectangular loaf tin 8 1/2" by 4 1/2". Measures
are UK Imperial with metric in brackets.

7 oz (200 g) self-raising flour
1/4 level teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
1/2 level teaspoon salt
3 oz (80 g) butter
6 oz (160 g) sugar
2 eggs, beaten
1 lb (450 g) bananas, mashed
4 oz (100 g) walnuts, coarsely chopped
Baking paper
A little butter for greasing the tin

Butter and line the tin. Sift the flour with the soda and salt.
Cream the butter and sugar till pale and fluffy, add the egg a
little at a time, beating well after each addition. Add the bananas
and beat again. Stir in the flour and the nuts. Put into the tin
and bake at 350 F for about 1 1/4 hours till well risen and just
firm. Leave in the tin for a few minutes then turn out and cool on
a wire rack. Keep for 24 hours before slicing.

Variation: Reduce the sugar to 4 oz and replace with 2 rounded
tablespoons strong flavoured honey.


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