F 1 D 0 - 2002 12 24 at 1500

Banana Bread.

2 c sugar
1 c unsalted butter room temp
6 ripe medium bananas
1 c frozen cranberries, each one sliced in half
4 large eggs well beaten
1 tb fresh lemon juice
2 tb  grated orange rind
2.5 c cake flour sifted
2 tb baking soda
1 ts salt

Preheat the oven to 350F Butter two 9x5 loaf pans.

Cream the sugar and butter until
light and whipped creamy. Add the
bananas, eggs, lemon juice and orange
rind. Beat until uniformly blended. It
may take a while to get rid of the banana
lumps.

Sift together the dry ingredients and fold
lightly but thoroughly into the banana mixture.

Pour the batter into the prepared pans. Bake for 45-55
minutes, until the loaves are firm in the middle and the
edges begin to pull away from the pans.

Makes two loaves. This bread freezes very well.