Date-Banana Bread
Recipe type: Bread
Cuisine: Yeast Bread
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Serves: 1 loaf
"A rich loaf studded with dates and the subtle flavor of banana is sure to become a favorite." - Original Red Star Yeast Recipe
  • ⅓ cup Water
  • 2 tablespoons Vegetable Oil
  • 1 large Egg
  • 3 cups Bread Flour
  • 1½ teaspoon Salt
  • 2 tablespoons Brown sugar, packed
  • 2¼ teaspoons Red Star Active Dry Yeast
  • ¾ cup Bananas, mashed
  • ⅓ cup Dates, chopped
  1. In a medium mixing bowl, combine 1 cup bread flour, yeast, salt and brown sugar.
  2. Heat water, oil, and bananas to 120° to 130°F; add to flour mixture. Blend at low speed until moistened. Add egg; beat 3 minutes at medium speed.
  3. By hand, add dates and gradually stir in enough remaining flour to make a soft dough. Knead on floured surface until smooth and elastic, 5 to 8 minutes.
  4. Place dough in lightly oiled bowl and turn to grease top. Cover; let rise until dough doubles in size.about 45 minutes.
  5. Punch down dough. On lightly floured surface, roll or pat to a 14 x 7-inch rectangle. Starting with shorter side, roll up tightly, pressing dough into roll with each turn. Pinch edges and ends to seal. Place in a greased 9 x 5- bread pan.
  6. Cover, let rise in warm place until indentation remains after lightly touching the side of the loaf, about 30 minutes.
  7. Bake at 375°F for 35 to 40 minutes until golden brown. Remove from pans; cool.
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