Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Nigella Lawson's Banana Bread

One of the first cookbooks I purchased for myself is Nigella Lawson's How to be a Domestic Goddess. Even now that I have so many cookbooks I'm sometimes overwhelmed by recipe choices, I still pull out her book for my favorite banana bread recipe. I love the liquor soaked raisins, crunchy walnuts, and the delicious banana flavor that isn't masked by too much sugar. You can find the recipe on her website Nigella.com or buy the cookbook. I know you won't be disappointed.
Hot out of the oven. For this loaf, I didn't have any bourbon or rum in the pantry so I used brandy instead. It was still really yummy but I prefer the bourbon.

I like thick slices of banana bread but the shape still holds well if you slice it thinly.

Normally, I don't so this, but for a treat I add unsalted butter and sugar on top while it's still warm. MMMMMMM....baker's paradise.

What is your favorite breakfast bread? Is it in one of your favorite cookbooks?


  1. LOVE banana bread! I've never tried adding liquor to it though... Sounds delish!

  2. Oh my gosh this looks totally ah-mazing!

  3. looks gorgeous! i would definitely make this soon!

  4. Oh, I remember seeing this bread and wanting to make it...must've been the booze ;) Looks delicious!