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Holiday Banana Bread



Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Thoroughly grease a 5 x 9-inch loaf pan.
Sift the flour, measure, and sift with the baking powder and salt onto a piee of waxed paper.
Add the nuts, raisins and candied fruits, and mix until well coated with the flour.
Cream together the butter and sugar until fluffy.
Beat in eggs one at a time until lthik and pale-lemon colored.
Alternate additions of flour and fruit mixture and the mashed bananas, stirring after each addition until well blended.
Begin and end with flour mixture.
Spoon into prepared loaf pan and bake in preheated oven for about 60 minutrs or until bread pulls away from the sides of the pan.
Let cool about 20 minutes before turning out on a rack to cool well.