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Old Fashioned Banana Bread


Makes 1 loaf



1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon soda
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup shortening (or margarine)
2/3 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 cup mashed very ripe bananas (2 or 3, more to taste)


Sift flour, measure and resift 3 times with baking powder, soda, and salt. Cream shortening and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs one at a time and beat well after each addition. Add bananas and mix. Add flour in 4 portions and beat until smooth after adding each portion.

Turn into a well-greased pan (8 x 4 x 2-1/2 inches) and bake in moderate oven (350 F.) for 50 minutes or until bread tests done. Cool on rack before slicing.

Yield: Makes 1 loaf






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