Prep 20 mins
Cook 1 hr 10 mins
This has a delicate cake-like texture--very much a tea bread and fabulous toasted!
- 1 3⁄4 cups sifted flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1⁄4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄3 cup shortening or 1⁄3 cup softened butter
- 2⁄3 cup sugar
- 2 eggs, well-beaten
- 1 cup mashed ripe banana (about 2-3)
- Preheat oven to 350°F.
- Sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
- Cream the shortening or butter, add the sugar gradually and continue working until the batter is light and fluffy.
- Add the eggs and beat well.
- Add the flour mixture alternately with the bananas, a small amount at a time, beating after each addition until smooth.
- Turn into a well-greased bread pan [8-1/2 X 4-1/2 X 3 inches] and bake about one hour and ten minutes.
- NOTE: you can add 1/2 cup coarsely broken nut meats to the batter.