"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 cup butter 1 cup sugar 2 eggs 3 bananas, mashed 2 cups flour 1 tsp baking soda 1/4 cup chopped nuts 1/2 tsp salt
Put butter, sugar and eggs in large mixer bowl and beat well. Add mashed bananas and 1/2 cup flour, beating well. Add remaining ingredients and blend with spoon. Bake in a well oiled loaf pan at 350 degrees for about 1 hour.
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