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Banana Bread

  • Sift together:
  • 1 3/4 cups flour
  • 2 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • Blend until creamy:
  • 1/3 cup shortening
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon grated lemon rind
  • Beat in:
  • 1 to 2 beaten eggs
  • 1 to 1 1/4 cups ripe banana pulp
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Add the sifted ingredients in 3 parts to the sugar mixture. Beat the batter after each addition until smooth. Fold in 1/2 cup broken nuts and 1/4 cup finely chopped dried apricots (optional).

Place the batter in a greased bread pan. Bake the bread about 1 hour or until done. Cool before slicing.

Makes an 8.5 by 4.5 inch loaf
Submitted by Dan Cunningham May 13, 2009
18 min 60 min 78 min


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