"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

Grandma Iva's Banana Bread Recipe

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This recipe for Grandma Iva's Banana Bread, by , is from A Peek into the Parsons' Pantry, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Kim Parsons
Added: Tuesday, May 5, 2009


1/2 c. white sugar
1/2 c. brown sugar
1/2 c. shortening
2 eggs
2 to 3 mashed bananas
1/2 tsp. soda
5 tsp. sour milk (or milk mixed with 1 TB vinegar)
2 c. flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. vanilla
1 tbsp. orange juice concentrate
1 c. nuts, chopped (optional)

Mix sugars, shortening and eggs then add bananas and soda in the sour milk. Sift flour and baking powder and salt together, then add to the batter little by little. Add vanilla and chopped nuts; mix well. Bake in greased pans 45-50 minutes at 360.




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