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Banana and Date Tea Loaf


Sweet teabread with chopped banana and dates mixed-in. The receipt here, the earliest we could find, unusually uses granary flour.

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Original Receipt from 'Mansfield & Sutton Recorder' - Thursday 03 November 1983

Banana and date loaf
You need: 8oz granary flour, 4 tspns baking powder, 2oz butter or margarine, 1lb bananas peeled and mashed, 2oz soft brown sugar, 2oz stoned dates chopped, 2 eggs beaten. Grease a 1 ½ loaf tin and line base with greaseproof paper. Mix flour and baking powder and rub in fat. Add remaining ingredients and beat well. Turn mixture into a tin and bake at 350F. Gas 4, for about an hour. Approximate cost: 70p.

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