Banana Bread

Today, I went over to a friend’s house for scrapbooking and afternoon tea. Of course, I turned to Meta for my contribution of banana bread and homemade Nutella (the latter clearly not a Meta recipe).  Great bread and awesome with the Nutella.  We also had scones and lemon curd, chocolate biscotti and yummy tea.  This recipe is not from The Modern Family Cookbook, but from The Encyclopedia.


Banana Bread

1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour

2 tsp baking powder

1/4 tsp. soda

3/4 tsp. salt

1/3 cup shortening

2/3 cup sugar

2 eggs

1 cup mashed ripe bananas, 2 or 3

Grease an 8 x 4 x 2 1/2 inch loaf pan well.  Sift flour, measure and resift 3 times with baking powder, soda and salt.  Cream shortening and sugar in a 3-qt mixing bowl until smooth and fluffy.  Add eggs one at a time and beat well after each addition.  Stir in freshly mashed bananas.  Add flour in 4 portions and beat until smooth after each.  Turn into prepared pan and bake in moderate oven (350 degrees), 50 min or until a cake tester inserted into bread comes out clean.  Remove to cake rack to cool before slicing.  1 loaf.


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