Tuesday, August 5, 2008

TWD: Black & White Banana Loaf

Well, I can't marble anything to save my life. I've tried a handful of times but I just can't get it. Although, this time shouldn't really count because I, like many other TWD bloggers were cursed with the runny batter. I have a few theories. Too much banana, too mushy bananas, overly melted butter... those are my best guesses. I think my issue was a combo of very mushy bananas, because I let them get black which took a lot of willpower on my part. Bananas are so nasty, especially when they ferment on the counter and look nasty. Also, I stuck my butter underneath the oven heat release vent to speed up the room temperature process and instead got very drippy butter. Anyway, I just can't marble.

Funny story, I thought this week's TWD was actually next week's. When we were at the grocery store, there was a certain item on sale that I bought in preparation of next week's recipe and I made it. I started my draft for the post and checked the TWD site and realized I made the recipe a week early. ARGHH... That's okay, I took a couple bananas from work the same day because I was just gonna make both recipes the same day. Alas, I did not. We left for LA on Saturday morning and I just didn't have the time. I came home to some nasty bananas that were ripe for the baking.

I say nasty bananas all the time because bananas are nasty. I hate them actually. There is an exception though. I will eat bread type things that contain banana, i.e. banana bread, banana nut muffins, probably not cake though. I am a weird person. Aside from that, I like this bread, or cake, whatever. I think it will taste even better tomorrow when all the flavors really have a chance to come out and what not. The crust is super yummy too, mine came out perfectly crunchy. I made a couple additions though; 1/3 cup chopped walnuts in the plain batter, and 1/3 cup chocolate chips in the chocolate batter. Yum! This week's TWD in one word: banana-y

10 comments:

Nickki said...

Your banana loaf looks great! I think walnuts would have been a really good addition, I wished I'd put some in mine :)

Pamela said...

The extra chocolate and the walnuts must have been very tasty. Nice job.

The DeLadurantey Sisters said...

Oh! Walnuts and Chocolate chips yum!

I don't really care for plain bananas either, but I like banana bread!

Jules Someone said...

I like the idea of adding the nuts and chips. Nice job!

Melissa said...

I think yours turned out great! I'm with you that rotten bananas are just plain nasty!

Teanna said...

I like the addition of the chocolate chips! I wish I tried that instead of trying to marble this!

Mara said...

it looks great, even without the marbling..!! i used a little less on the banana since i didn't want runny batter, and extra on the chocolate and the outcome was AMAZING. we hardly tasted the banana which i love.

Tara said...

Looks great!!! I would have added nuts too, if we had them!

Engineer Baker said...

So funny - I love bananas, just not in baked goods. Weird how baking things changes flavors, huh?

Jayne said...

Your loaf looks great! Walnuts are a great addition!

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