Monday

Grey matters


I am like the Phoenix this week, gentle reader. Rising from the ashes, so to speak. A happy tangle of neurons used to live in the top storey. Firing madly. And now they float in a broth of caffeine, alcohol, fear and sleep deprivation. Sigh. Pass the chocolate!!

Tried simulating domestic goddess-hood by making Nigella Lawson's famed Banana Bread, from 'How to be a domestic goddess'.

Modifications:

- Substituted whole wheat flour and a tablespoon of wheat germ
- Half white sugar + half brown sugar.
- 6 tablespoons butter and 2 tablespoons yoghurt

The verdict:

Rum soaked raisins are the ticket! I will admit that I had my doubts - I sat on my hands, desperately fighting the urge to chuck in chocolate chips. To my disbelief and delight, the bread was fabulous. Gorgeous to look at, excellent texture and taste. Full of that sweet banana goodness. The almost rustic heartiness of the whole wheat is a nice foil for the sultry echoes of the rum/raisin combination. There is of course, the small matter of what to do with raisin flavored rum...


Update!

Previous banana bread ideas included this Banana Crumb Muffin Look-Alike. But ever since Nigella's Banana Bread (above), there hasn't been that much motivation to look for new recipes! Meet other banana bread aficionados at Not Quite Nigella's Banana Bread Bake Off!

8 comments:

Archana, mama of twins said...

this looks so yum! rum raisins with bananas is the perfect combo!

evolvingtastes said...

Hmmm, so how did raisin flavored rum taste? :)

Asha said...

You are having a time of your life it seems!;D
Rum raisins sounds fabulous.Of course, kids can't eat that Banana bread! Oh well...! More for me!:P

Roopa said...

the bread looks fabulous :) raisin soaked in rum hmm,,,

Vcuisine said...

The bread is lovely. Viji

Sharmi said...

I too love Nigella's recipes:) very nice looking bread. I too have one in my blog.

David said...

Nigella Lawson!!! Drool!!!

ServesYouRight said...

Thank you! That raisin-flavored rum did not last long in the refreigerator. Made its way into almost every sweet thing I cooked. Once even into oatmeal!! Cheers!

Smita