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This bread makes a beautiful gift for Christmas. It is delicious and very moist. My family likes it any time.

Ingredients

1/2 cup butter or margarine
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
2 cups flour
1 teaspoon soda
1 cup ripe bananas, mashed
1/4 cup maraschino cherries, sliced
1/4 cup chocolate chips
1/4 cup chopped walnuts
Glaze:
2 cups confectioners sugar
1/2 stick butter or margarine
Dash salt
1/2 cup milk

Instructions

Cream together butter and sugar. Beat eggs with fork and add to sugar and butter mixture. Mix together flour and soda and then add to butter mixture. Mix all ingredients together well. Place in greased 9x5-inch bread pan. Makes one large loaf. Bake 350 degrees for 50 to 60 minutes. Let cool slightly then cover with thin glaze. To make glaze: Melt butter in saucepan. Stir in sugar and salt. Gradually add milk until glaze is thin enough to drizzle over bread.

Joan Holmes
Moline




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