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Recipes: banana bread (Video)

There are many occasions when one wishes to take something to someone to show love and/or concern. Sometimes you might have some advance notice; other times you may want to do something immediately.

Having a recipe for banana bread can help you meet both needs. It is simple, it can be made in advance and frozen, and can be used as a breakfast food or as a snack.

Banana bread can be wrapped in decorative aluminum foil and given as a gift. Who doesn't appreciate a home-made present?

It can be placed in a bread basket with assorted butters and jams and taken to a friend or acquaintance who has been ill or has suffered a loss in the family. Adding a card with the recipe attached is always a nice touch.

My favorite recipe for banana bread requires 1 cup all-purpose flour, 2 eggs, 1 teaspoon salt, 1 teaspoon vanilla, 1/2 cup butter, 4 mashed bananas, 1 cup sugar, 1 cup of nuts and 1 teaspoon soda.

Sift flour, soda and salt. Cream butter. Add sugar, eggs and vanilla. Stir well until blended. Add bananas. Fold in flour mixture. Add nuts. Bake in greased loaf pan for 60 minutes at 350*.

Don't forget - your family would like you to make this delicious bread for them, too. Don't always give it awat.