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Emeril's-style Banana Bread

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup solid vegetable shortening
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 3/4 cup mashed ripe bananas
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 1/4 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup macadamia nuts
  • Pinch of cinnamon

Preparation:

Preheat the oven to 350° F. Oil and flour a 9x5x3-inch loaf pan.

Using an electric mixer, cream the shortening and sugar. With the mixer running on medium speed, add the eggs one at a time.

Add the bananas and mix well. Add the baking soda, salt, flour, nuts and cinnamon and mix thoroughly. The dough will be sticky.

Pour the dough into the prepared pan and bake about one hour or until the center is brown and set.

Makes 1 loaf

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