Tuesday, August 5, 2008
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!