I have a problem. I mean, I have multiple problems – ask anyone who knows me, but as of late, I have an additional problem. Butterscotch. This is the problem of the moment and I can’t seem to stop it.
I blame work and Glynis, my work friend. See, since I switched positions at my full time employment, and work from home quite a bit, we now schedule lunches. This we did not do when I worked in the office every day and we saw each other’s faces more often than we saw our spouses faces. Hence lunches. And our go-to M Burger.
This is a tiny fast food(ish) burger place right across the street from our office. And it is f’ing delicious. I mean I think they put drugs in the extra grease they put on your burger. But they also have housemade ice cream which they make into milkshakes that also contain drugs, drugs that make you unable to not have one. This month’s special flavor?? BUTTERSCOTCH (if you were dumb to guess :)).
This is the very moment my problem started. I didn’t get the f’ing shake, can believe that for starters? Nope. We saw it and started talking about it. She thought it sounded gross. I thought it sounded dreamy.
“You probably like those gross little hard candies too, don’t you?”
“Yeah bitchhhhh, I love them, now order us cheese fries.”
Or something like that. Maybe more swears, I am not sure.
That got me thinking the entire rest of my work day, train ride and post dinner space-out about things I could eat with butterscotch. Now, I already have a post on here for the butterscotch budino I made for a Valentine’s dinner that is the absolute shit. In fact I made it a month ago for a dinner party. Then I was like, what else can it do wonderful things for…pie? Butterscotch pie baby…the next day. And while it was delicious, I don’t have the recipe quite where I want it, so that will be another day.
Today I had some bananas sitting there looking at me sadly…they were almost crying they were so old, and this is where I am going with this. Butterscotch banana bread. It is really only a bread in that I cooked it in a loaf pan. And that was mostly so I could eat it for breakfast and not have to wait all damn day.
This “bread” is dense and not at all dry with a good balance of banana and butterscotch. I looked at dozens of recipes beforehand for butterscotch bread or banana butterscotch bread. Most called for butterscotch chips, like chocolate chips but just…no. They taste fake and I don’t do those. So I took I came up with a combo of a regular banana bread with buttermilk and instead of white sugar and melted butter mixed with the mashed banana and eggs, I put brown sugar in the melted butter and cooked it down and added a, oh…maybe a third of the buttermilk to it to create a butterscotch sauce. I let that cool, added the egg and banana and then folded in the dry ingredients and I shit you not, it worked! It is really good and I don’t know if melting the sugar made a difference or what did, but the every bite had an even sweetness to it and a good texture – more like a cake I think. Try it out, I’d love to know what you think – especially my work bestie, Glynis. Xoxo
Butterscotch banana bread
2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
One cup dark brown sugar
2 eggs, beaten
1 cups buttermilk
three very ripe bananas smashed
4 tablespoons butter, melted
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease one 9×5 inch loaf pans.
In a large bowl, stir together the flour, baking soda and salt. In a small saucepan melt the butter with the brown sugar, bring to boil and cook over medium about seven minutes – until the sugar is melted. Remove from heat and whisk in half a cup of the buttermilk until smooth and set aside to cool. Meanwhile whisk the eggs, the remaining buttermilk, and the smashed bananas. Add the butterscotch to the egg mixture and whisk well. Add the dry ingredients and mix just enough to moisten. Pour batter into prepared pans.
Bake in preheated oven for 50 -60 minutes, or until golden brown and a tooth pick inserted into center of a loaf comes out clean.