Banana Bread Recipe

Banana Bread

1 3/4 cup sifted all purpose flour
2 teasp. double acting baking powder
1/4 teasp. baking soda
1/2 teasp. salt
1/3 cup soft shortening
2/3 cup granulated sugar
2 eggs, unbeaten
1 cup mashed ripe bananas (2 or 3)

Start heating oven to 350 degrees, and grease a 9X5X3 inch loaf pan. Sift flour, baking powder, soda, and salt. With electric mixer at medium speed, or with spoon, thoroughly mix shortening with sugar, then with eggs, until very light and fluffy, about four minutes altogether. Then, at slow speed, beat in flour mixture alternately with bananas just until smooth; turn into pan. Bake 50 minutes, or until cake tester, inserted in center, comes out clean. Cool in pan ten minutes, then remove. Cool overnight before slicing.