Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Tuesdays with Dorie: Black and White Banana Loaf


Better put on your stretchy pants or loosen your belt, because it's that time of the week again!

This week's Tuesdays with Dorie selection was made by Ashlee of A Year In The Kitchen. She chose the Black and White Banana Loaf, which is on page 232 of the book we're cooking from - Baking: From My Home To Yours by Dorie Greenspan. The complete recipe can be found on her site.

This is quite the twist on traditional banana bread. Chocolate and Rum? Oh my! The recipe calls for one and a half bananas, and I instead opted for just one large ripe banana to avoid the batter being too runny. For the rum, I used Captain Morgan's spiced rum and it really gave a kick! I wasn't expecting to be able to taste it much, but I sure could. It was a tad bit of a turnoff to me, but for some reason the more I ate, the better it tasted. Hhmmm...

I substituted in some skim milk, but the remainder of the recipe I followed exactly. It turned out delicious! I loved the mixture of the plain banana and chocolate sections. My marbling wasn't quite as pretty as the picture in the book, but I think it turned out great for a first try. I love having a loaf of this in the kitchen... I snag a piece every time I walk by.

Tune in next week for blueberry sour cream ice cream!


24 comments:

The Becketts said...

Beautiful pics!!! I'm starting to thing EVERY week is a stretchy pants week in this club!!!!

SiHaN said...

gorgeous. i cld use a stretchy pants now.

Mary Ann said...

I think it looks wonderful- the marbling is great!

n.o.e said...

Your loaf is stunning! The marbling looks professional, imo.

Nancy
The Dogs Eat the Crumbs

suburban housefrau said...

stretchy pants indeed!

Prudy said...

Your marbling looks gorgeous and I'm still laughing about stretchy pants. I can hear the voice of Nacho Libre.:) I'm off to check out your gorgeous egg cups.

Natashya said...

I think your marbling is great! I used Captain Morgan's Spiced Rum as well, it just seemed like a good fit with the bananas.

Marie said...

Your loaf looks wonderful Melissa! Great job!

Erin said...

your loaf looks great

CB said...

Wait. Wait. It was boozy but the more you ate the more it tasted good. I wonder if ppl can be drunk off banana loaf. LOL. Pictures are beautiful. Great job!
Clara @ iheartfood4thought

The DeLadurantey Sisters said...

Ha love the stretchy pants!
Looks good!

Christine said...

Your post was great, love the stretchy pants and your loaf looks delicious!

Jessie said...

Very nice marbling!

Julie said...

Your marbling is great! It kind of looks like an arrow pointing up, as in pick me up and put me in your mouth. With or without this club, I'd vot to make everyday stretchy pants day!! Those egg muffin cups below are SCREAMING my name!

Pamela said...

I think your marbling looks really great! Loved the "stretchy pants" too!

Jacque said...

LOL, funny how that works... the more you eat, the better it tastes.

Your marbling looks great... very bold!

Mike Spoodles said...

I'm snagging pieces all the time, too. I'm either going to make a loaf every day or start smacking myself to stay on-diet.

Passionate Baker said...

YUMMM...your loaf looks gorgeous!
pretty marbling...great job!
<3

Lori said...

Your loaf is gorgeous!! At least in the pictures, the marbling looks beautiful.

Natalie said...

Nice marbling! And I'm with you guys, stretchy pants club should be our new nickname.

Rebecca said...

Gorgeous marbling! I put a little Capn in my loaf, too. ;)

Teanna said...

Haha stretchy pants! I'll need a pair, because I don't think I'd be able to put yours down! It looks delicious!

LyB said...

Yep, I'll need a pair of stretchy pants too! Your marbling looks fantastic, like you've been doing it forever. :)

Shari said...

I love your opening warning! Your marbling looks great!
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