Banana Bread

Old family recipe.  Watch it carefully when baking; it can go from needing more baking to being overdone pretty quickly..

1 cup sugar
1/2 cup shortening
2 eggs
1 cup mashed ripe banana
1 teaspoon baking powder
2 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup nuts

Cream sugar and shortening.  Add eggs and banana.  Mix dry ingredients together and add to batter.  Let stand for 20 minutes, and then add the nuts.  Put in greased bread pan and bake at 350 degrees for 45 - 60 minutes, or until tester comes out clean.