Banana bread #4

Yield: 1 loaf

Measure Ingredient
1¾ cup Unbleached flour
2¾ teaspoon Baking powder
½ teaspoon Salt
⅓ cup Shortening
⅔ cup Sugar
2 \N Eggs
4 \N Bananas very ripe, mashed
½ cup Chopped pecans or walnuts optional

Preheat oven to 350 degrees

Sift together flour, baking powder, and salt. Beat shortening in mixer until creamy. Add sugar and eggs, continue beating at medium speed one minute. Add bananas to egg mixture. Mix until blended.

Add flour mixture, beating at low speed only until blended. Turn into buttered loaf pan and bake for 1 hour or until toothpick inserted in center of loaf comes out clean.

Notes: Substitute cream cheese for shortening. For spicy version, add ½ tsp cinnamon, ¼ tsp mace and ¼ tsp nutmeg to flour mixture.

Recipe By: Marge Clark Serving Size: 10 * The Polka Dot Palace BBS 1-201-822-3627. Posted by FAYLEN

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