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Baking Pan Size

Give particular attention to the size of the pan in which you do your baking. Success or failure often depends upon your choice. A too-deep pan will prevent food from browning; a too-shallow one will allow food to run over into your oven.

Author: NEWSPAPER, The Daily Times-News, Burlington, North Carolina. 12-20-1950

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  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 2 Cups sifted flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 tab. baking powder
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 tsp, salt
  • 1 cup mashed ripe bananas
  • 1 cup nut meats, chopped
  • 1 tab. lemon juice
Preparation Instructions

Cream shortening and sugar together. Beat eggs until light and add to shortening and sugar mixture. Press bananas through a sieve and add lemon juice. Blend with creamed mixture. Sift flour, baking powder and salt together and mix quickly into banana mixture. Add nuts. Bake in greased loaf pan in moderate oven (375°) about 1 hour and 15 minutes, Makes 1 1-lb. loaf.

Contributed by Mrs. Violet Takawa, 1950

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