Banana Nut Bread

2/3 cup shortening
1 2/3 cup sugar
2 1/2 cups sifted flour
1 1/4 tsp baking powder
1 tsp soda
1 tsp salt
1 1/4 cup sieved bananas
2.3 cup buttermilk
1/2 cup (2 large) eggs
2/3 cup chopped nuts

Stir shortening just to soften. Sift in dry ingredients, add bananas and half of the buttermilk. Mix until flour is dampened, beat hard for 2 minutes. Add remaining buttermilk and eggs. Beat 2 minutes longer. Fold in nuts. Bake at 300.

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