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When a blockade runner makes it to Mobile with a cargo of bananas this is a delicious recipe that you can try. There are other versions of Banana Bread recipes, but this one is from Alabama where pecan nuts grow.  I am told that if you cannot get pecans you can use walnuts or almonds or hazelnuts.  If you don't like nuts you can miss them out altogether!

What you need
1 3/4 cups of sifted flour
2 teaspoons of baking powder
1/4 teaspoon of baking soda
1/2 teaspoon of salt
1/3 cup of butter
2 eggs
2/3 cup of sugar
1 cup mashed ripe (black) bananas (2-3)
1/2 cup of chopped pecans

What you do
Sift together the flour, baking powder, soda and salt.  Beat butter until creamy.  Add sugar gradually and continue beating until light and fluffy.  Add eggs and beat well.  Add flour mixture alternately with bananas and nuts, a small  amount at a time, beating after each addition until smooth.  Turn into a well-greased 9x5x3 inch loaf tin and back at 350F for about 1 hour and 10 minutes or until bread is done.  This makes one loaf.

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