Banana squares

Yield: 6 servings

Measure Ingredient
2 \N Eggs; separated
⅔ cup Shortening
1½ cup Sugar
1 cup Mashed ripe bananas (2 to 3; med.)
1½ cup Flour
1 teaspoon Baking soda
¼ cup Sour milk*
½ teaspoon Vanilla extract
½ cup Chopped walnuts; optional

"I made these banana squares often. They freeze well and make a great snack to have on hand when friends drop by for coffee." - Susan Miller Whipped cream and sliced bananas, opt.

In a small mixing bowl, beat egg whites until soft peaks form; set aside. In a large mixing bowl, cream shortening and sugar. Beat in egg yolks; mix well.

Add bananas. Combine flour and baking soda; add to creamed mixture alternately with milk, beating well after each addition. Add vanilla.

Fold in egg whites.

Fold in nuts if desired. Pour into a greased 13x9x2" baking pan.

Bake at 350 degrees for 45-50 minutes.

Cool on a wire rack. If desired, garnish with a dollop of whipped cream and a few banana slices.

* = To sour milk, place 1 tsp. white vinegar in a measuring cup. Add enough milk to equal ¼ cup

From: "Taste of Home" Magazine Posted by: Debbie Carlson (PHHW01A) - Prodigy

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