Favorite Recipe Friday

Friday, April 11, 2008

Some of the best food came from my grandma's kitchen. We'd spend Saturday mornings baking cookies, cakes, and bread. We'd finish just in time to help cook lunch and take it to the field where grandpa was working. Nanny had lots of favorite recipes - in cookbooks, torn out of magazines, and written on scraps of paper. Luckily after she tried different recipes, she'd mark next to them if they were good and add little baking tips to remember. This banana bread recipe is great tasting and super easy. I know why she starred it and wrote best!

Banana Bread
1 egg
1 c. sugar
1/4 c. melted shortening
1/2 tsp. salt
3 rotten bananas
1 1/2 c. flour
1 tsp. soda
nuts (optional)

To egg, add sugar gradually while beating constantly, add melted shortening and mashed bananas. Sift together flour, soda, and salt. Add nuts if desired. Add this with your egg and banana mixture. Bake about 1 hour at 350 degrees in a loaf pan or 10 to 15 minutes in muffin tins with cupcake papers. Test with toothpick before removing from oven.