Southern Banana Bread
Recipe For Southern Banana Nut Bread
1/2 cup Butter Flavored Shortening
1-1/2 cup sugar
1 cup mashed ripe bananas (2 to 3 medium)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups self-rising flour
1/2 cup buttermilk
3/4 cup chopped pecans
1/4 to 1/3 cup ripe bananas
1-1/4 cup confectioners' sugar
1 teaspoon lemon juice
Additional chopped pecans
1. In a large mixing bowl, cream shortening and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs blend in bananas and vanilla. Add flour alternately with buttermilk, beating well after each addition. Fold in pecans
2. Pour into two greased 8in x 4in x 2 in loaf pans. Bake 350 for 45-55 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing pans to wire racks to cool completely.
3. For Topping combine the banana, confectioners sugar and lemon juice in a small bowl, spread over loaves sprinkle with pecans.
HINT~if you don't have self rising flour place 3 teaspoons baking powder and 1 teaspoon salt in a measuring cup add all purpose flour to equal 1 cup then add another cup of all purpose flour.