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Banana Lime Bread
1/2 c shortening
3/4 c brown sugar
2 tbs white vinegar
3 Ripe bananas, mashed
3 tbs water
1 tbs lime juice
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp ginger powder
3/4 c coconut, grated
1 tsp baking powder
2 c white flour
1/4 c brown sugar
1 tbs oil
1 tbs rum
3 tbs lime juice

Beat shortening for a few seconds. Add brown sugar and beat till well blended and creamy. Stir in vinegar, bananas, water and lime juice. Ensure that all ingredients are well mixed. Add salt, ginger and grated coconut. Mix well. Stir in baking powder. Sift flour and beat with a wooden spoon till well blended and smooth. Transfer into a greased loaf pan and bake at 350F for 1 hour. Let cool for10 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack. Meanwhile, combine brown sugar, oil, rum and lime juice in a small pot over a low heat. Stir constantly for 5 minutes until you have a thin syrup. Pour over the loaf, spreading it with a spatula, let it run over the sides.
Recipe featured in Bread Daily on 8/30/01.