"As I ate the oysters with their strong taste of the sea and their faint metallic taste that the cold white wine washed away, leaving only the sea taste and the succulent texture, and as I drank their cold liquid from each shell and washed it down with the crisp taste of the wine, I lost the empty feeling and began to be happy, and to make plans."--Ernest Hemingway


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Dottie Glaser


1/3 cup mashed bananas
1/2 cup softened butter
3 large eggs
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1-1/4 cup water
3 cups unbleached white flour
1 tsp. baking soda
2 tsp. baking powder
1-1/2 cup chopped dates(Same as one 8-oz box)

1/3 cup chopped dates
1/3 cup chopped pecans or walnuts
1/3 cup flaked coconut

Beat together first ingredients until creamy. Add eggs,vanilla and water - beat.
Measure dry ingredients and mix well, add to liquid/beat well.
Stir in chopped dates. Spoon batter into oiled and floured 9x13 baking pan. Spear evenly in pan. Combine topping ingredients and sprinkle over batter.
Bake at 350 for 20 to 25 minutes or until knife inserted comes out clean
Cool on wire rack.

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Personal Notes:
Winning recipe for best "Sugar Free" dessert submitted by Darlene Minor in 1985.




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