Grandma Rue's Banana Bread
2/3 c shortening 1 tsp. salt
2 1/2 c sifted flour 1 1/4 c mashed bananas
1 2/3 c sugar 2/3 c buttermilk
1 1/4 tsp baking powder 2 eggs
1 tsp soda 2/3 c chopped nuts (optional)
Stir shortening to soft, sift in dry ingredients. Add bananas and half the buttermilk. Mix until all flour is dampened. Beat vigorously for 2 min. Add remaining buttermilk and the eggs. Beat 2 min. longer. Fold in over chopped nuts. Bake at 350 degrees for 35 min. Cool 10 min. in pans and remove. Makes 3 small loaf pans.