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Sunday, April 25, 2010

Grandma Thill's Banana Bread

1 cup softened shortening
2 cups sugar
4 eggs
1/2 cup buttermilk
4 cups flour
1 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
2 tsp baking powder
2 cups mashed bananas (about 5-6)
1 cup nuts

Cream together shortening and sugar. Add eggs and buttermilk. Sift together flour, salt, baking soda and baking powder. Add to mixture. Add bananas and nuts.
Pour batter into greased bread pans. Bake at 350 degrees for one hour. Smaller pans bake for 35-40 minutes. Bread is done when toothpick comes out clean, do not overbake. Yields 3 or 4 loaves depending on pan size.

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