Quick Banana Bread

Have all ingredients at about 70
Preheat oven to 350

Sift together:
1 ¾ cup sifted flour
2 ¼ t baking powder
½ t salt

Blend until creamy:
1/3 cup shortening
2/3 cup sugar
¾ t grated lemon rind

Beat in:
1 to 2 beaten eggs
1 to 1 ¼ cup ripe banana pulp

Add the sifted ingredients in about 3 parts to the sugar mixture. Beat the batter after each addition until smooth.
Fold in: ½ cup broken nutmeats – optional
Place the batter in a greased bread pan. Bake the bread about 1 hour or until done. Cool before slicing.


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