Tuesday, August 5, 2008

...Making up for the non-exisiting marble

Today's TWD is brought to you from Ashley of A Year in the Kitchen. Little Miss Ashley chose a most scrumptious looking Black and White Banana Loaf (aka chocolate Marbled Banana Bread). I am a huge banana bread lover, and was really excited to try this one out, because I have never actually had chocolate and banana together in a loaf...I know call me crazy.



This was the first TWD recipe that I was actually a little disappointed with. After reading so many people's comments on how they didn't like the nutmeg taste, I knew right away that I would be omitting that from my recipe, I was too afraid to chance it. After I got my batter mixed up, I found it to be very runny, which was my first indication of an "un-marbled" loaf.



I did like Dorie said and dolloped blobs of one batter on top of blobs of the other batter, took a knife and being my marbling technique. But, since my batter was so runny to begin with both batters started melding together...which didn't really bother me, because it was gonna taste the same either way...right? (I have to ask those of you who had a perfectly marbled bread :) )

The oven timer dings, I pull out my big brown loaf from the oven and am immediately happy with the smell. Now I wait to see if my marbling turned out. 20 minutes later, and the answer is...NO. I have hardly any marbling in my bread, but hey, looks can be deceiving. So, I cut a warm slice and hungrily take a big bite out of it. My reaction was...mixed...the bread was very moist, but I don't know if I really cared for the flavor. It actually seemed a little bland.



So, I got to thinking. I needed a way to cover up the blandness and I knew just the thing. I pulled out my Starbucks Java Chip Ice Cream, put two whopping scoops on top of my chunked up Black and White Loaf. I then proceeded to amaze myself...and my tummy...and flambeed some bananas, bananas foster style!! Yeah you heard me!



And now I had a Black and White Loaf that I truly adored!!

16 comments:

The DeLadurantey Sisters said...

Coffee chocolate and banana! We did those same flavors! Great idea!

Mara said...

ha ha i love it..bananas foster!!! i actually made modifications to our own taste...i didn't taste the nutmeg at all. i added cinnamon, WAY more chocolate than called for, kahlua into the chocolate. the interesting thing is that if you do chunky marbles, you DO taste the differences in the batters. SO FUN!

Rigby said...

I love your creative spin on the recipe this week....ice cream and warm banana topping....yum!

Carol Peterman said...

Nothing like a bland result to inspire something truly spectacular!

CB said...

Love all your extras! So glad it cam out yum in the end. Great job!
Clara @ iheartfood4thought

Rebecca of "Ezra Pound Cake" said...

Starbucks Java Chip! Where were you when I drop-kicked my unmarbled loaf into the trash? ;)

Engineer Baker said...

Bananas foster with coffee too? Shippable, do ya think?

Susie Homemaker said...

now that's some kinda yum!

Natalie said...

Wow - that's a combo! Nice save :)

Pamela said...

Way to dress up your banana bread! Looks delicious.

n.o.e said...

Great save!

Jenny said...

LOL! Great save, amazing what a little flambé can do for a dish.

Roni said...

Oh, that sounds soooo good right now. Great job!

Carmen said...

haha - good job adapting your results to something you could truly enjoy! i've never had chocolate & banana in a loaf before either until i tried this recipe!

Jaime said...

mmmmmm i love bananas foster! great way to dress up this loaf. try it w/the nutmeg next time - maybe that's why it was bland...

Jules Someone said...

I agree that this was meh. However, the caramelized bananas? Genius!