Sift the flour, baking powder, soda, salt, and sugar together; add the nuts if used, Add the unbeaten egg, the mashed bananas, and the fat, which has been allowed to cool after melting. Stir these liquids quickly and lightly into the dry ingredients. Pour the batter into a loaf pan that has been greased and dusted with flour. Bake at a moderate 350F oven about 1 hour. Cool before slicing. Serve plain or spread with cream cheese. Freezes well.
Yield: 1 loaf.
Cajun Country -- New Iberia, Louisiana