1 1/2 c Sugar 1/4 c Buttermilk
1/2 c Vegetable Shortening 2 c All-Purpose Flour
2 Eggs 1 1/2 c Bananas, Ripe — mashed
1/2 ts Salt 1 ts Vanilla Extract
1 ts Baking Soda 1 c Pecans — chopped
* Preheat oven to 350 F.
1. Spray two 9 x 5 x 3-inch loaf pans with vegetable spray.
2. In a large bowl, cream together the sugar and shortening, until
light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs and salt.
3. Stir the baking soda into the buttermilk and add it and the flour
to the mixture. Beat well. Mix in the bananas, vanilla and pecans.
4. Bake in center of the oven for 45 to 60 mins, until a toothpick
inserted in the center of a loaf comes out clean. Cool in pans 10
mins, then turn out on a rack to cool. Each loaf yields 16 half-inch