Tuesday, August 5, 2008

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TWD: Banana Loaf



This week Ashlee from A Year in the Kitchen chose Dorie's Banana Loaf for us TWDers to make. I am so thankful she chose this because my kitchen and my stomach have been in need of a dessert with fruit in it to make up for the last few weeks of baking duds. This loaf definitely made up for all those fruit desserts that I didn't like. The loaf was delicious and moist, although I didn't find it to be too banana-y. I felt that the chocolate overpowered the banana flavor. I should have known better that Dorie would be giving regular banana bread an interesting spin.

Smartly so, I halved the recipe. There's no way Alex and I could have eaten the amount made with the whole recipe. Because we like things in small sizes (miniature poodle, tiny apartment, the list goes on) I made mini loaves. The loaves were so cute and perfect for breaking this dessert evenly into two. There was no fighting over portion sizes in this City Eater's household.

Don't forget to check out Ashlee's blog for the recipe and the TWD site to see what everyone else thought about this week's selection.


Getting Ready...


...Done!


Sliced Up.



How pretty is the marbling?

18 comments:

Amy said...

Beautiful!! I love that middle picture with the uncooked loaves - so pretty!!

-Amy
www.singforyoursupperblog.com

The DeLadurantey Sisters said...

Very creative! I love the swirl! You did a awesome job!

CB said...

Adorable mini loaves! Love that chocolate swirl. Great job!
Clara @ iheartfood4thought

Mara said...

I love your marbled swirl on the right, so fabulous!!! And is a banana REALLY a fruit? I mean ... it's more like a veggie right? That's what I tell myself because I was so happy this was NOT a fruit recipe this week.

Rigby said...

I love the mini-loaves, and the marbling in your cake is beautiful!

MacDuff said...

these are gorgeous! great blog...i so want to try pops now.

Mary Ann said...

Love the pics of the marbling- very pretty! Great job on these!

Rebecca of "Ezra Pound Cake" said...

I love your mini loaves! Wish I'd thought about halving this recipe. Hate to say it, but I'm sick of all this baked fruit!

Christine said...

Love the swirl! Mini loaves are a perfect idea!

Engineer Baker said...

Okay, I am in love with your swirled batter. Fabulous

Linda said...

That photo of the contrasting swirled batter is really beautiful. Great job!!!

Natalie said...

Gorgeous pictures! Love the mini/small loaves too :)

Pamela said...

Cute little loaves that look delicious! Nice job.

~Amber~ said...

Your loaves are beautiful, great swirls.

PheMom said...

Seriously so darling!

Nickki said...

Beautiful! Gorgeous pictures :)

Roni said...

Awesome! The batter looks like little yin yang cakes.

Sarah said...

Looks great! You have great marbling. And thanks for posting a mouse tale on my blog. You are right...they are quick and while they look cute, you don't want one in your house! :)