Nigella has famously said in her book "How to Be a Domestic Goddess":
"This is the first recipe anyone hesitant about baking should try: it's fabulously easy and fills the kitchen with that aromatic fug which is the natural atmospheric setting for the domestic goddess."
There are numerous ( make that infinite ) recipes for Banana Bread on the internet and various books, yet this recipe is the one which I keep coming back to. Banana bread starts with a thick sweet batter that is full of mashed bananas, ground cinnamon and toasted nuts. It is, as the name "Quick" Bread implies, quick to make. The dry ingredients are mixed together in one bowl, the wet ingredients are mixed together in another bowl. The two are combined and you are done. When you pull this banana bread from the oven the golden brown crust is delightfully crisp and although the crust softens once the bread is covered and stored, its wonderful moist texture and sweet flavor remain intact.