Tuesday, August 05, 2008

Tuesdays with Dorie: Black & White Banana Loaf


Delicious. This is my most favorite Dorie dish to date. It was fabulous, moist banana cake with a thick ribbon of chocolate running through it. I wish I had a better macro setting on my camera so you could see the texture and how dense and moist it looks.

The Black and White Banana Loaf was chosen by Ashlee of A Year in the Kitchen and I can't say enough good things about it. I make banana bread a lot, usually I use a Cooking Light recipe so I don't feel so guilty about eating it. As much as I love Dorie's recipe it will have to be a 'luxury' banana bread. The recipe has a stick of butter and four eggs in it, eh gads my waistline.

This recipe was moderate on the scale on hard/easy to assemble. I did forget the lemon and I didn't have dark rum so I used regular rum but it still came out wonderfully. It smelled so good while it was baking. Since my oven has a tendency to run hot I tented the loaf pan with foil while it baking and took it off during the last 45 minutes it was in the oven. It was perfect, not hard or chewy on the outside, just cakey and moist. I think some people commented on the TWD there was some trouble with it baking through but luckily I didn't run into that issue.

Again, this is my favorite selection thus far, mine turned out to be more like a cake than traditional banana bread but that was just fine with me. Next week's selection is Blueberry Sour Cream Ice Cream chosen by Dolores of Chronicles in Culinary Curiosity, a great selection for our recent 105+ temps.

16 comments:

Andrea said...

Glad you liked this recipe! This is probably my second favorite TWD recipe I've done so far, second to those Apple Cheddar Scones which I fell in love with. Your loaf looks delicious, and a fork? I must admit I've never had banana bread with a fork, but why not? :)

Bumblebutton said...

Congratulations on a terrific cake...errr...bread! Nice that you enjoyed it!

Prudy said...

I love the two slice pic. I can just imagine you and your husband enjoying it together. It looks beautiful.

n.o.e said...

Nice cakes, ribbon of chocolate indeed! Glad you liked it so much.

Nancy
The Dogs Eat the Crumbs

SiHaN said...

i'm so glad you enjoyed the recipe! It looks wonderful without a doubt!

Pamela said...

I'm so glad it worked out for you and that you loved it so much. It was very flavorful, but full of fat as well. As you said, a luxury recipe for sure!

Anne said...

I'm glad you liked it! It's so fun trying all these different recipes I probably would never get to otherwise. Your "cake" looks delicious... and I'd like to see the light version too!

The DeLadurantey Sisters said...

I am so happy you liked it!

Mara said...

Looks wonderful...!!! We loved this one, but I made some modifications which I am convinced made it that much better. YUM.

Teanna said...

I love that this was your favorite! It looks gorgeous!

Engineer Baker said...

It's always good to find a favorite. The next challenge is what your next favorite will be :)

Peabody said...

Excellent, so glad you liked the recipe.

Madam Chow said...

I had to take a pass this week, but I'm so glad to see that you liked this recipe! My favorite so far is the galette, but I'll have to make this one, soon!

Susie Homemaker said...

Wow - your favorite? How can you choose just one??

Rebecca said...

So glad you liked this one! Looks delish.

Rigby said...

Your cake looks wonderful :)