Banana bread from down south
3 1/2 C. ap flour
3 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
2 C. mashed bananas (4 to 6)
2 Tbs. lemon juice
3/4 C. shortening
1 1/2 c. sugar
3/4 C. milk
1/2 C chopped pecans or walnuts
Sift together flour, baking powder, salt and baking soda mash bananas, add lemon juice and mix cream shortening and sugar at medium speed. Add eggs; beat 4 min.= light and fluffy add dry ingredients alternately with milk, a little at a time until incorporated.
Fold in bananas and nuts, beat well
Pour into 2 greeased 8 1/2x4 1/2x2 1/2 “ loaf pans
Bake at 350 for 1 hour or until wooden toothpick comes out clean.
Cool 10 minuted, turn out onto wire rack
When cool, wrap in foil or plastic and let stand in cool place overnight before slicing or freeze.
Makes 2 loaves