3/4 c. sugar
1 c. bananas, mashed
1 3/4 c. flour, unsifted
2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 c. shortening
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease 9 x 5-inch loaf pan. Mix
dry ingredients thoroughly. Mix sugar, fat and eggs until
light. Blend in mashed bananas. Add dry ingredients and stir
just until smooth. Pour into greased pan. Bake until firmly
set, when lightly touched in center, 50 to 60 minutes. Cool on
rack. Remove from pan in 10 minutes. One loaf, 5 x 9-inches.
Makes 18 (1/2 inch) slices.
Variations: Date nut banana bread: 1/2 cup chopped
dates and 1/2 cup nuts.
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