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Banana Bread-1                                                            Sharon Benda

Sift Together:

2 cups sifted flour                                                          1 tsp. baking powder

1/2 tsp. baking soda                                                      1 tsp. salt



1/2 cup shortening, gradually add 1 cup sugar, creaming well.  Blend in 2 eggs, one at a time.  Beat well.  Add a cup of mashed banana - mix well.  Blend in sifted dry ingredients.  Fold in 1/2 cup chopped nuts.  Pour into greased 9 x 5 x 3" pan.  Push batter into corners of pan leaving center slightly hollowed.  For well rounded loaf, allow to stand 20 minutes before baking.  Bake in moderate oven (350 degrees) 60 to 70 minutes.  Cool thoroughly before slicing.