Banana Bread 1

1 cup sugar
1/2 cup butter
2 eggs
2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
3-4 very ripe bananas, mashed
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup chopped nuts, optional

Preheat oven to 350F. Cream butter and sugar. Add eggs and mix well. Add bananas and vanilla. Sift dry ingredients and add to mixture. Mix only enough to moisten dry ingredients. Don't over-mix. Pour into greased and floured loaf pan. Bake 1 hour or until pick inserted comes out clean. Cool completely, remove from loaf pan and slice.

3 mini-loaves. Bake 35-40 minutes

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Cajun Country -- New Iberia, Louisiana