By Jacqueline Bennett newsandviewsjb

In our family, an enticing aroma of the holiday season was always my mother’s homemade banana bread. Here is a gift from Mom’s recipe box and a wish for a very Merry Christmas!

BANANA BREAD from the recipe box of C.G. Bennett

Sift 2 cups flour-1 tsp. double acting baking powder-half tsp. baking soda-1 tsp. salt.

Cream half cup shortening, Add gradually 1 cup sugar, creaming well.

Blend in 2 eggs, one at a time. Beat well: 1 cup mashed bananas – mix well.

Blend in dry ingredients (if so desire – half cup chopped nuts). Pour into greased pan, 9″ by 5″ by 5″. Push batter up the corners of pan leaving center slightly hollowed for well rounded loaf. Allow to stand 10 minutes before baking. Bake in moderate oven, 350 degrees. Bake about a hour before checking , it might take 5 to 10 minutes longer.     Cool well before slicing.