Have all ingredients at about 70F.
Preheat oven to 350F.
1-3/4 cups of sifted all purpose flour
2-1/4 teaspoons double-acting baking powder
1/2 tsp of salt
Blend until creamy:
1/3 cup shortening
2/3 cup sugar
3/4 tsp grated lemon rind
1 to 2 beaten eggs
1 to 1-1/4 cups ripe banana pulp
Add the sifted ingredients in about three parts to the sugar mixture.
Beat the batter after each addition until smooth.
1/2 cup broken nutmeats
1/4 cup finely chopped apricots
Place the batter in a greased bread pan.
Bake the bread about 1 hour or until done.
Cool before slicing.