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Papa Holt's Banana Nut Bread Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Jennifer Cook
Added: Saturday, December 17, 2005

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Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
2/3 cup shortening
2 c. sugar
4 eggs
1 1/3 c. mashed bananas
6 tsp. buttermilk
1 tsp. vanilla
2 2/3 c. flour
1 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
2/3 c. nuts

Directions:
Directions:
Cream together the shortening and sugar, then add the eggs, well beaten. Add bananas, mixed with buttermilk and vanilla. Next, add flour, sifted with salt, soda and baking powder. Add nuts and bake in any type loaf pan until done.

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
Notice there is no temp for the oven or baking time. I have no idea what my Papa was thinking by copying this recipe as he did. He did write to bake it in a moderate oven. What's that?!! That generation just knew how to do things! I am assuming 350 would be fine, and start peeking about 35-40 minutes. All I do know is that this is the best Banana Nut Bread that I have ever eaten, and I really believe that it's because it is so good and not just because I think everything my Papa does is perfect.

 

 

 

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