Banana Date Bread
A yeast-raised, honey-sweetened banana bread with dates.
1 (0.25-ounce) packet active dry yeast, or 2 1/4 teaspoons active dry yeast
3/4 cup warm water
3 1/2 cups bread flour
1 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1/4 cup honey
1 large egg
1 medium banana, sliced
1 cup dates, chopped
- Dissolve yeast in warm water.
- In a bowl combine flour, salt, oil, honey, and egg. Stir in the yeast mixture and knead to form a soft dough. Add sliced banana and chopped dates. Place in a greased bowl, turning once to coat, cover, and allow to rise until doubled; about 1 1/2 hours.
- Punch down; form in a greased loaf pan, and allow to rise again; about 1 hour.
- Bake in a preheated oven at 350°F (175°C) for 20 to 25 minutes, or until the top is browned.
Makes 1 loaf.