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Ingredients

2 cups flour
1 cup sugar
2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2-3 medium bananas, mashed (about 1 cup)
1/2 cup shortening, melted
1/4 cup chopped nuts
1/4 cup chopped maraschino cherries
1/4 cup chocolate chips
2 eggs, beaten

Instructions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Place melted shortening aside. Sift into a large bowl the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Mash the bananas in a bowl and add the shortening, nuts, cherries, chocolate chips and beaten eggs. Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients and add the wet ingredients all at once. Stir only to moisten all the ingredients. Pour into a well-greased loaf pan or 5 mini loaf pans and bake for 45-50 minutes for loaf pans or 20 minutes for mini loaf pans.

Marilyn Null Erie



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1914 -- 100 years ago: Dewitte C. Poole, former Moline newspaperman serving as vice consul general for the United States government in Paris, declared in a letter to friends that the once gay Paris is a city of sadness and desolation.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans for the construction of an $80,000 wholesale bakery at 2011 4th Ave. were announced by Harry and Nick Coin, of Rock Island. It is to be known as the Banquet Bakery.
1964 -- 50 years ago: An application has been filed for a state permit to organize a savings and loan association in Moline, it was announced. The applicants are Ben Butterworth, A.B. Lundahl, C. Richard Evans, John Harris, George Crampton and William Getz, all of Moline, Charles Roberts, Rock Island, and Charles Johnson, of Hampton.
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