"The tradition of Italian cooking is that of the matriarch. This is the cooking of grandma. She didn't waste time thinking too much about the celery. She got the best celery she could and then she dealt with it."--Mario Batali
1/3 c. shortening 1/2 c. sugar 2 eggs 1 3/4 c. flour 1 tsp. baking powder 1/2 tsp. baking soda 1/2 tsp. salt 1 c. mashed bananas 1/2 c. raisins
Cream together sugar and shortening. Add eggs and beat well. Add dry ingredients alternately with banana. Stir in raisins. Grease a 4-cuup can and pour in batter. Cover top with paper towels(6 to 8) and place on rack in cooker. Cover and cook on high for 2 to 3 hours(or until bread is done).
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