My Aunt Sonia is the heart of our family. Anyone who has been in my life knows about Aunt Sonia and her influence on our family. I spoke about her in one of my earlier blog post that she is an awesome cook and I have learnt a lot from her. However she has gone rogue on the family's taste buds as lately her dishes have been 'oh hum.' I think I was ratted out by a family member because as I entered her home one day, without any warning she swatted me in my head. She was not happy that I told the world that she had lost her 'mojo.'
Anyway all is fair in love and war… I cannot utter a word about her baking. She is fabulous and I keep asking her if she is going to die with all her secrets. Its effortless to her. I on the other hand struggle as its not my forte. I watch her bake but she just knows without having to weigh and measure everything. This post is dedicated to her as I am going to use her basic banana bread recipe which by the way is phenomenal and dress it up with the fruit of the season …pumpkin… Pumpkin Butter Banana Bread.
Aunt Sonia’ banana bread recipe is very simple, few ingredients but extremely satisfying and delicious.On the other hand, this Pumpkin Butter Banana Bread will leave you speechless. As one of my testers who texted me minutes after eating the banana bread; ‘Omg! Its awesome, you made it or Aunt Sonia?” No joke, that’s exactly how the text came in.
Aunt Sonia’s recipe did not need any fixing but I wanted to add something special to the recipe in keeping with the season. I hope you will all love it. Its rich, moist and decadent.
The banana bread is layered with ripples of pumpkin butter. The Minimalist Baker has a fabulous 20 minute recipe for a pumpkin butter. I read her recipe and instantly knew that it would be perfect for the banana bread. It was the perfect combination of sweet and tart.
When baked finish with a sprinkle of sea salt. The sweet and salty taste is exquisite and will transport you to the moon and back. Make this for your love ones and watch their eyes roll in the back of their heads.