When it comes to baking, I trust Nigella Lawson with all my heart. Her fairy cakes? Fail-safe and tasty. And spiced Christmas cookies? Wonderful. Baked goods aside, she also has a peanut noodle dish that I have been eye-ing up on her website. So when life presented itself in the way of ripe 59 cent bananas at a local grocery store, the only smart thing to do was to bake banana bread.
This recipe is one of the best, my mum said so! The rum-soaked raisins add just the right, spiced touch. Plus, you can just dump all the yummy extra rum into the batter as well, instead of draining it away like the original recipe said to do because that would be a silly waste of rum. I'm sure that this banana bread can be made vegan easily enough; just substitute the eggs for flax eggs or a mix of oil, water, and baking powder.
However you make it, this banana bread will leave your place smelling wonderful (and bring all the boys to the yard?). Cut yourself a thick slice then enjoy with a mug of hot tea and a wooly blanket. Because you deserve to.