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Banana bread has never tasted so good.
Enhanced with pecans and plump raisins and drizzled with a delectable
brown sugar icing.
Banana Nut Bread
with Brown Sugar Icing
- 1/2 cup raisins
1 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup butter, softened
3 large bananas, mashed
2 large eggs
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup chopped pecans
1 tablespoon butter
1/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/4 cup milk
1/4 cup powdered sugar
- Preheat oen to 325°F (160°C).
Grease and flour the bottom of a 9 x 5-inch loaf pan.
- Soak raising in hot tap water for 10 minutes,
or until plump. Drain and set aside.
- Meanwhile, in a large bowl cream together
sugar with 1/2 cup of butter until smooth. Beat in mashed bananas
then eggs, one at a time until well blended. Fold in flour, baking
powder, baking soda and salt until just mixed. Gently stir in
pecans and reserved raisings. Pour into prepared pan and bake
for 1 hour, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes
out clean. Cool on a wire rack for 10 minutes. Loosen edges with
a butter knife and carefully remove from pan; cool completely
on wire rack.
- Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, melt remaining
tablespoon of butter; stir in brown sugar and milk. Bring to
a gentle boil and simmer for 2 minutes. Remove from heat. Stir
in powdered sugar. Beat until thick. Drizzle over bread before
Makes 1 loaf.
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