Sunday, 29 January 2012

Bananas about butterscotch

Manny has occasionally accused me of buying too many bananas just so we have some left for baking banana bread. If I was American I'd say here that 'I plead the fifth', but I'm not so I won't.

Due to my occasional over buying of bananas I have baked a lot of banana bread - one of my favourites being to bake the bananas in the oven with some rum and sugar first before adding to the bread batter, however we may have found a new favourite. Even better than rum baked bananas?

I give you my new favourite baking ingredient - butterscotch morsels. I was given two packets a while back by an American friend and oh my they add a touch of deliciousness to everything. And are quite tasty straight from the packet too.

Banana bread isn't the prettiest is it? Butterscotch morsels make it taste great but don't do much for the look of it. It didn't help that my house has been completely dark for the last week due to massive mounds of earth outside due to Overground engineering works - so sorry for the incredibly dark pics.

The recipe I tarted up is from How to be a Domestic Goddess and is bake for this months Forever Nigella hosted by Maison Cupcake.

The recipe can be found here and to make my version all you do is take out the sultanas and replace with butterscotch chips. Butterscotch beats sultanas every time surely?

Oh and I may have overdone the walnuts a little - I like a lot of them in my banana bread - as you can probably see. Just follow the recipe if you don't like quite so many. I promise it makes a lovely banana bread - delicious with a cup of tea.

Btw does Nestle Tollhouse remind anyone else of the Friends episode with Nezle Tulhouze?


Cupcake Kelly said...

I love butterscotch chips! Great idea to add them to banana bread.

Rolling Pin Claire said...

I decided to treat myself the other day so I ordered butterscotch and peanut butter chips from a US website. I'm like a child at Christmas waiting for Santa Clause to arrive! Definitely going to make this recipe.

Peridot said...

Butterscotch whops raisins' arse (I'm not American either). But alas I loathe bananas!

Bronya said...

Butterscotch and walnuts?! That's my idea of a great banana bread!!

How come they get so many great ingredients in america? And what would we do without online shopping?!!

Manny said...

I dont usually liked cooked bananas but your banana bread (and banoffee pie) rules!

The Caked Crusader said...

I think all my brain processing capacity overloaded at the point you spoke about roasting bananas in rum!

Sarah, Maison Cupcake said...

Despite not being prettiest cake, banana bread is popular for good reason, the smell when it comes out the oven is heavenly! It looks much nicer than the duff slice I had in a Neal's Yard cafe on Friday!

Thanks for taking part in Forever Nigella!