Its a recipe from Nigella Bites (by Nigella Lawson of course!) where she makes (in the trashy food chapter) Elvis Presley's peanut butter and banana sandwich... reknowned for being one of Elvis's favourite dishes this comes with a big health warning. As delicious as this sandwich is, it is (fried) cooked in butter which adds calories by the bucketful...correction... barrel full.
Not a recipe you want to indulge in all the time but for highdays and holidays its the one!
Making recipes from this book takes me back some years (over 14 years now in fact) to when I use to make this for a friend of mine (pictured), she would come and stay over at my house and we would eat it for breakfast, as a treat!
Happy memories of the laughs we had together and boy did we have some laughs!
To make this simply spread one slice of the white bread with peanut butter and add the banana either mashed or finely sliced. Melt the butter in a frying pan over a low heat. Put the second slice of bread on top of the first and press down. Add to the pan of melted butter and cook gently for about 3 minutes on each side until golden brown. Serve!
Once you have made this and enjoyed it by relishing every mouthful, and wiping the runny salty molten peanut butter/banana combo from your lips, and your digestive system has fully recovered, you will need to get your trainers and gym kit on and get yourself down to the gym...or go for a run...a good 3 hour work out or jog should do the trick. If you need a nudge to get moving, just remember what happened to Elvis!
I am entering this indulgence into Sarah at Maison Cupcake's Forever Nigella challenge, which for this months (February 2013) challenge #23 is all about NOSTALGIA and is hosted by Urvashi on her Botanical Baker Blog. Urvashi has written a lovely post about the chocolate cake she makes for her daughters birthday.