Tuesday, 15 April 2008

i think i'm going banana-nanas!

can you imagine?...i was ordered last night to make ANOTHER banana bread and believe you me, i am never one who is very good at orders...but it was that good and disappeared that fast that some of the unhappy population of the household felt that they would like some more. of course, me being me, i couldn't make it exactly the same as the day before (i really couldn't...i had no more of those honey roasted pecans!) so i thought i would experiment with something else i picked up at the market on sunday...some bewitching butterscotch sauce! i just had to get a jar of this (along with another one called 'cheeky chocolate'!) because not only did the packaging look so cute, but they had open jars for tasting and i was able to experience first hand the lovely buttery toffee flavour...scrumptious...

i especially liked the little warning on the side of the jar...

so, being the huge glutton that i am (well, at least i admit it!) i decided to make the basic recipe same as yesterday with just regular pecans but this time swirl some of the butterscotch sauce through the batter once it was in the mould. then of course, being the even bigger glutton that i am, i thought how lovely it would be to drizzle some (lots!) over the chopped pecans on TOP of the banana bread. so i did...and when it came out of the oven last night it was so shiny and glistening from where the butterscotch had heated up and attached the pecans very stickily to the top.


ONCE AGAIN, i was driven near mad to cut the bread before it had properly cooled (younger brothers, huh! who'd have them?) and he gobbled down two slices with a nice tall cold glass of milk. i thought i would refrain and have a nice piece for breakfast in the morning, when it had set properly and i sure am glad i did. this was lovely...bananas and butterscotch...do you really need to ask for anything more after that? i shall be back to pick up more of that butterscotch sauce for sure and perhaps some others i spied there including a passionfruit spread!

for the recipe please see below...i really am going bananas and think i have probably had my Recommended Yearly Allowance of bananas in the past 2 days! blame it on the Banana Bread Bakeoff, that's what i say!

7 comments:

Lorraine E said...

Mmmm bananas and butterscotch.... lovely combo. It's breakfast time there and I am craving a slice!

I love how everyone loved the first one so much they demanded more!

Rina said...

Am a big fan of bananas - be it in it's original form, ice cream, cake - you get the picture! And the ones that you are baking simply look like heaven!!!!

the AIRY FAIRY said...

well lorraine it's all thanks to you for hosting a great event that's inspired me so much :)

thanks rina, you should try make some, if you love bananas you will love this!

Anonymous said...

Can this butterscotch sauce be purchased via the internet?

the AIRY FAIRY said...

hi 'anonymous', i'm not sure if it can be purchased over the internet. i have only seen it for sale at the local food markets here. the company who makes them is called 'Saucy's' so maybe if you do a google ireland search you might find out some more info on them...hope this helps :)

Anonymous said...

hi, i'm having trouble finding the recipe on your webpage for this delicious butterscotch banana bread??

the AIRY FAIRY said...

hi, here's a link to the recipe http://www.airyfairycupcakes.com/2008/04/cupcakes-take-back-seat-while-banana.html
thanks for stopping by...