Monday, August 4, 2008

TWD: B&W Banana Loaf


This week, for Tuesdays with Dorie, I returned to an old friend. Ashlee, of A Year in the Kitchen, selected Black and White Banana Loaf for our event. I made this last fall when I needed to use up some ripe bananas. I liked it then, and I liked it even better this time around, plus I had someone to share it with, so it didn’t last very long.


The batter turned out just right – not too runny. I baked it for about 90 minutes, although it could have stayed in the oven another 5 minutes or so; but even so, it turned out just the way we like it. I may experiment next time and use a slightly larger pan, say a 9’ x 5” one, and see what difference, if any, that makes.


I love the marbled effect. Each slice is just a bit different from the other, so from one end of the loaf to the other, it’s fun to watch the slices change.




We also like the subtle flavors of banana and chocolate. The hints of nutmeg and rum accentuated the banana without overpowering it.


Speaking of the rum, I used my very last tablespoon of dark rum that I had purchased at the Bacardi factory in Puerto Rice a number of years ago. I felt like it was the end of an era, so to speak. I still have some of the light rum left, but when that is used up, my souvenirs from that trip will be gone.



Enjoy looking at all the other variations from the TWD bakers.


14 comments:

Em said...

Oooh, nice marbeling!

Have a delicious day :)

CB said...

Oooohh your marbling is beautiful! Great job!
Clara @ iheartfood4thought

Mara said...

yum, that marbling looks fantastic! great job!

The DeLadurantey Sisters said...

Great marbling! Its making my mouth water!

Megan said...

Perfect marbling, of course!

What a great trip the Bacardi Rum factory must have been - wow!

Rebecca said...

Look at that marbling! Amazing bread. I am jealous and making a voodoo doll of you right now. ;)

Heather B said...

The marbling looks wonderful! Great job!

Engineer Baker said...

That's some amazing marbling. Glad you liked it!

karen said...

yeah, i agree about watching the slices change. that was one of the fun parts that i forgot all about until you mentioned it. :)

Natalie said...

Great marbling!

Pamela said...

That is some very picturesque marbling!

Jayne said...

Pretty marbling! That's one of my favorite things about this sort of loaf, too.

Teanna said...

That marbling looks fantastic! Best I've seen! Nice work!

Roni said...

Live everyone else, I love your marbling. I think it's one of the best.