Makes 2 loaves
1 1/2 cups Sugar
1/2 cup shortening
1/2 tsp Salt
1 tsp Baking Soda
2 cups Flour
1/4 cup Buttermilk (or mix regular milk and 1 tsp vinegar, let sit for 5 min)
3 mashed bananas
1 tsp Vanilla
1 cup chopped nuts (I like pecans)
Cream the sugar and shortening together. Add eggs and salt. Beat until light and fluffy. Stir the baking soda into the milk until it starts frothing. Add flour and milk alternately to shortening mix and beat well. Add mashed bananas, vanilla and nuts and mix well.
Bake in 2 greased and floured 9"x 5"x 3" pans at 350 degrees for about one hour or until middle is set. Let cool and flip out of pans. Slice and enjoy!!
Keeps very well in a ziplock for a long time, and lasts even longer if you put it in the fridge!
Watch out though, it's not going to last long in your house!