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Sourdough Banana Bread
1/2 c shortening
1 c sugar
1 egg
1 c bananas, mashed
1 c active starter
2 c flour
1 tsp salt
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
3/4 c walnuts, chopped
1 tsp vanilla or 1 tsp orange peel, grated

Cream together the shortening and sugar, add egg and mix until blended. Stir in bananas and sourdough starter. Add orange peel or vanilla. Stir flour and measure again with salt, baking powder and soda. Add flour mixture and walnuts to the first mixture, stirring until just blended. Pour into greased 9 x 5-inch loaf pan. Bake in 350 degree oven for 1 hour or until toothpick comes out clean. Cool to cold before slicing.
Recipe featured in Bread Daily on 11/26/01.