Cream shortening and sugar. Add beaten egg yolks. Mix well. Add flour and buttermilk alternately; then add mashed bananas and nix well. Add vanilla flavor. Beat egg whites until stiff; fold in hatter. Pour batter in three one pound loaf pans. Sprinkle topping on unbaked dough. Bake at 350F about 30-35 minutes.
Combine all ingredients and mix with hands. Serve cold in one inch slices.
Serves 5 per loaf.
Cajun Country -- New Iberia, Louisiana