… not quite sure where this one came from but it was those two very brown bananas staring at me from the bowl that inspired me to get busy… and at this time of year it’s all mince pies and eggnog so I thought a little banana bread would shake it up a little… as you know, i’m a regular banana bread maker but for this one I turned to Nigella so I could enter this into the last ever Forever Nigella, hosted by the miniature muffin-sized Sarah from Maison Cupcake under the theme of Christmas Presence… which meant I needed to give it Christmas twist… easily done with the addition of candied peel and dash or four of wonderful Glenmorangie whisky…
4oz brown sugar
In a large bowl, mix the above into breadcrumbs then add a teaspoon of cinnamon
2oz sultanas, 1 oz of candied peel and 2oz of pre-toasted almond slivers go in next
Pour into a loaf tin and bake in the oven for 45 mins at 170c
Susan's blog says
Merry Christmas Dom hope you and yours have a lovely time. (lovely loaf) xxx
Phil in the Kitchen says
Well you can't go wrong with whisky at Christmas (not unless there's too much of it, anyway). This banana loaf would be great at any time of the year, I'd say. Have a great Christmas.
I love your addition of whisky in this recipe AND the idea of adding in candied peel which I adore. Happy Xmas! X
Ah the joy of overripe bananas – looks like a very festive twist to a classic recipe!
Baking Addict says
I love baking with bananas and have a few brown ones staring at me too. Great twist on the recipe. Wishing you and yours a very happy Christmas! x
Mark Willis says
Well you have certainly “Chistmas-ified” the Banana loaf, Dom. Not sure that I'd sacrifice my Glenmorangie for this purpose though! Perhaps a bit of the everyday rum…?
Best Wishes for a very Happy Christmas.
(P.S. Pak Choi etc is on its way.)
Even bananas still need using up at Christmas! Lovely festive twists – might be a good vehicle for a little leftover mincemeat too.
Happy Christmas to you!
Love a bit of whisky! Have a great Christmas!
It makes banana bread have a whole new life! Perfect for Christmas. GG
Sue/the view from great island says
Mmmmmmm, bananas and whiskey! Have a wonderful holiday.
Ocean Breezes and Country Sneezes says
Merry Christmas my friend!
From Beyond My Kitchen Window says
Great banana recipe. I ask for a Nigella cookbook for Christmas. I'm keeping my fingers crossed. Have a wonderful Christmas Day. Please wish the Viking a Merry Christmas also.
Karen S Booth says
Merry Christmas to Dom and the Viking ~ I have been away since yesterday morning, just got back! GREAT loaf too…..
Haha – I have a very similar post just waiting to be written. Great looking loaf though.