|Photos by Bri Lee|
This is a family recipe that has been passed down through the ages. This was a note that accompanied the recipe from my mom:
This recipe belonged to my great-grandmother and has been passed down since then. My mother uses bananas that are very ripe or have been frozen. It keeps the banana flavor to the bread.
So, the blacker the better! And I have tried both freezing and not freezing. Both work but you will get more of a kick of flavor by freezing the bananas. Also, it's nice to throw in the freezer if you don't have the time to invest to make them that day.
1 cup sugar
½ cup shortening
1/3 teaspoon salt
2-3 bananas (1 cup)
1/3 cup sour milk (use lemon juice to sour regular milk)
1 teaspoon baking soda
½-1 cup walnuts (optional)
2 cups flour