Sweet Bread Southern Banana Nut Bread

posted by Yvonne 04-14-99 4:13 PM

Southern Banana Nut Bread

1/2 c. butter flavored Crisco
1 1/2 c. sugar
2 eggs
1 c. ripe bananas, about 2 medium
1 t. vanilla
2 c. self-rising flour*
1/2 c. buttermilk
3/4 c. chopped pecans

1/4-1/3 c. mashed bananas
1 1/4 c. powdered sugar
1 t. lemon juice
additional chopped pecans

Preheat oven to 350.

In a mixing bowl, cream shortening and sugar; beat in eggs.

Blend in bananas and vanilla.

Add flour alternately with buttermilk. Fold in pecans.

Pour into two greased 8x4x2 in. loaf pans.

Bake for 45-55 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean.

Cool in pan for ten minutes before removing to a wire rack; cool completely.

For Topping:
Combine bananas, powdered sugar, and lemon juice; spread over loaves.

Sprinkle with pecans.

Yield: 2 loaves.

*Note: As a substitiute for each cup of self-rising flour, place 1 1/2 t. baking powder and 1/2 t. salt in a measuring cup; add all purpose flour to equal 1 cup.

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