Paula Deen's Banana Bread

1/2 c. shortening

1 c. sugar (I used 1/2 white and 1/2 brown)

2 c. flour

1 tsp.  salt

2 tsp. baking powder

1/2 tsp. baking soda

2 eggs, beaten

3 bananas, mashed

1/3 c. buttermilk

1/2 c. chopped walnuts or pecans (I didn't add)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Cream shortening and sugar.  Sift together flour, salt, baking powder and baking soda and add to creamed mixture.  Add remaining ingredients; mix well.  Pour into a well-greased loaf pan.  Bake 45-60 minutes.