Ultimate Banana Bread

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Appears in Cook's Illustrated July/August 2010, America's Test Kitchen TV

Say goodbye to dry, bland banana bread. For a showstopping loaf with a deep golden crust and velvety crumb, use your microwave.

SERVES10 (Makes one 9-inch loaf)

TIME2½ hours

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WHY THIS RECIPE WORKS

We added banana flavor without introducing too much moisture to our banana bread recipe by microwaving the fruit and draining it. We then simmered the banana liquid in a saucepan until it reduced and incorporated it into the batter. We used...

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