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Pawpaw Bread recipe

Pawpaw is an indigenous fruit to the U.S.,its taste is similar to banana. It has many nicknames, including’Kentucky banana’, ‘prairie banana’, ‘poor man’s banana’ and’banango’.

Recipe: Pawpaw Bread

1 cup melted butter2 cup granulated sugar4 large eggs2 cup pawpaw pulp1 tablespoon lemon juice4 cups sifted all-purpose flour2 teaspoons baking powder3 cups pecan pieces plus 16 pecanhalves

  • Preheat oven to 375°F (190°C).
  • Grease two 9 x 4 x 2-inch loaf pans.
  • Beat together butter, sugar, and eggs.Add and beat in the pawpaw pulp and lemon juice.
  • Sift the flour and baking powder together,and stir them into the batter. Stir in the pecans and scrapethe batter into the loaf pans. Garnish each loaf with 8 pecanhalves.
  • Bake for 1 hour and 15 minutes. The topcorners of the loaf will burn, but that adds flavor and character.

    Makes 12 servings.

    Recipe provided courtesy of Kentucky StateUniversity.

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