"I have long believed that good food, good eating is all about risk. Whether we're talking about unpasteurized Stilton, raw oysters or working for organized crime 'associates,' food, for me, has always been an adventure."--Anthony Bourdain
1 cup sugar 2 Tbs. soft shortening 1 egg 3/4 cup milk 3 cups flour 3 1/2 tsp. baking powder 1 tsp. salt 1 cup mashed bananas 3/4 cup chopped nuts (optional)
Heat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a loaf pan. Mix sugar, shortening and egg thoroughly. Stir in milk and mashed banana. Stir in dry ingredients. Add nuts. Pour into pan. Bake 60 to 70 minutes or until a toothpick stuck into center comes out clean. (Crack in top of loaf is characteristic). Cool throughly before slicing.
Banana bread is a good thing to make with overly ripe bananas. This recipe comes from the Betty Crocker Cookbook, circa 1960, that is my favorite source of recipes.
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