"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
1/2 c margarine (1 stick) 1 c sugar 2 eggs, beaten 3 medium ripe bananas (mashed) 2 c flour 1 tsp baking soda 1/2 tsp salt 1 c chopped nuts
Cream margarine and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs and mix well. Add bananas. Sift dry ingredients and add to banana mixture. Stir in nuts. Pour into a greased loaf pan. Bake at 375º for 15 minutes, then reduce heat to 350º and bake for 45 minutes longer.
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